Kele Prepares For Solo Release

Posted on June 12, 2010

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When Bloc Party announced in November 2009 that the band was to take an indefinite hiatus in proceedings, there was certainly a cause for pessimistic thoughts to surface that questioned whether one of the finest Indie bands to emerge in recent years would ever return. Whilst it is not the reprise of the full line up, the band’s frontman Kele Okereke has re-surfaced without any sign of a break, exclaiming to NME this week, “I can have time off when I am Old,” as he promotes the imminent release of his debut album, ‘The Boxer.’

Released on the 21st June, this is Okereke’s first project away from his subsidiary and on the basis of the debut single release ‘Tenderoni’ (14th June) it is a bold, impressive new direction into the realms of experimental dance. With the guidance of producer XXXChange (Spank Rock), the album orchestrates a melodious rampage of electro and harsh synthesized effects, alongside the ever haunting preaches of Okereke’s vocals.

To accompany the well-timed summer release, Okereke is embarking on a solo tour of the UK, pit-stopping in Oxford on the 2nd July for an unmissable show at the Academy. For those that cannot wait that long, a full feature on the album can be expected shortly on the OBscene blog, so keep posted.

Tom Fitzgerald

Find out more at Kele’s myspace page, here

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