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Kele Okereke Thought He'd Die On A Trip To Nigeria

Kele Okereke feared he would die on a recent trip to Nigeria. The 35-year-old musician - who is known for being the guitarist in Bloc Party - recently the country in West Africa to see...

Chloe Dobinson's Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Here is a recap of my best albums of 2016 including a diverse range of genres and musicians compiling my list featuring the likes of Kings of Leon, Drake and Jake Bugg.The Last Shadow Puppets...

Bloc Party Star Denies Bandmates' Drug Use Caused Split

The So Here We Are rockers went their separate ways in 2013 after a final performance at Britain's Latitude Festival without their drummer Matt Tong. The band returned to performing after a...

Bloc Party Took Hiatus Due To Cocaine Disagreement

The So Here We Are rockers went their separate ways in June, 2013 after a final performance at Britain's Latitude Festival without their drummer Matt Tong. After announcing they were ending the...

Bloc Party Unveil New Line-up At Comeback Gig

The Banquet hitmakers parted ways with their drummer Matt Tong and went on an extended break in 2013, and upon their return this year (15), it was revealed bassist Gordon Moakes had also...

Bloc Party Bassist Leaves The Band

The Banquet hitmakers recently reunited after going on hiatus in 2013, and they are back in the studio working on their fifth album. However, Moakes has now told fans he will not...

Bloc Party Announce They're Currently Recording Their Fifth Album

Can I have either a drumroll or a medieval trumpet fanfare please? Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke has confirmed that the group has begun work on its fifth album! The indie four-piece last released a...

Bloc Party Are Working On New Music

Bloc Party are working on a new album.The band's frontman Kele Okereke has confirmed they've started recording their fifth LP following the release of 'Four' in 2012, after which they embarked on a hiatus, and...

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Rooting For Azealia Banks

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke wants to see Azealia Banks succeed.The lead singer and guitarist for 'The Prayer' hitmakers has admitted that although the '212' rapper has alienated a lot of her fans by claiming she's...

Latitude Festival 2013 In Pictures - Suffolk's Finest Gathering Of The Arts Ends In Triumph Again [Photos]

Within it's scenic woodland surroundings, Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, was once again the place to be this past weekend (19 - 21 July) as the worlds of music, arts, comedy, cabaret and more all...

Latitude Festival Closes It's Gates After Another Successful Year In Southwold [Pictures]

Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk once again held the coming together of music, comedy, arts and more in it's scenic woodland surroundings to a rapturous reception from the many revellers who travelled to see the...

Bloc Party Deny They Are Splitting

Bloc Party insist they are not splitting, despite going on an indefinite hiatus.The 'Two More Years' band played their last scheduled show headlining Latitude Festival in England this weekend, but are adamant they will return....

Stars Abandon Turkey Shows Amid Protests

A growing number of artists including Lana Del Rey, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Bryan Ferry and Slayer have axed gigs in Turkey amid growing political unrest in the country.Protests broke out in Istanbul last month...

Kraftwerk To Headline Latitude

Kraftwerk will headline this year's Latitude festival.The German electro pioneers will take to the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on the second night of the event, July 20, bringing a 3D show...

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Tops Sexy Rocker Poll

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has been voted the sexiest indie rocker in the world.The Brit saw off competition from Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, who came in second place in the poll by culture website Nerve....

Two Door Cinema Club Set To Release Second Album ‘Beacon’

Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club have already caused stir among music fans across the world with the successful live shows and platinum certified debut album 'Tourist History', but now they are set to really...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Lollapalooza

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Black Sabbath will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival.The trio will be joined at the three-day Chicago music event by a diverse range of acts which also...

Bloc Party Announce Comeback

British rockers Bloc Party will make their live comeback at a music festival in Sweden over the summer (12).The band has been on hiatus since 2009 and last year (11), the group's future was thrown...

Kele Okereke Recording New Album With Bloc Party

British singer Kele Okereke has quashed speculation he's been dismissed from Bloc Party - the bandmembers have hit the studio together to work on a new album.The group announced a hiatus in 2009 to allow...

Kele Okereke Baffled By Bloc Party Dismissal Reports

British singer Kele Okereke is confused by reports of his apparent dismissal from Bloc Party, but admits he is "laughing hard" at the speculation.The group announced a hiatus in 2009 to allow Okereke time to...

Bloc Party Auditioning New Singers

Bloc Party are auditioning new singers.The group have decided they want to make a new record and aren't prepared to wait for original frontman Kele Okereke - who spotted his bandmates going into a New...

Bloc Party To Audition Singers To Replace Kele Okereke

British singer Kele Okereke has been dropped as the frontman of Bloc Party and his bandmates are making plans to audition for a new singer, according to guitarist Russell Lissack.The group announced a hiatus in...

Kele Okereke Uncertain About Bloc Party Future

Kele Okereke doesn't know if he has been thrown out of Bloc Party.The New York-based singer was astonished recently when he saw his bandmates entering a rehearsal studio without him, and has no idea whether...

Bloc Party Star Bitten By Lion

BLOC PARTY and ASH guitarist RUSSELL LISSACK was hospitalised during a recent trip to South Africa after he was bitten by a lion.The British musician, who is playing with Ash while Bloc Party are on...

Okereke Slams Bloc Party Split Rumours

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has silenced rumours the band is over - by confirming plans to record a new album.The singer sparked gossip the Helicopter hitmakers were heading for a break-up last year (09)...

Liam Gallagher Angry At Indie

Liam Gallagher thinks indie music is a "f***ing disease".The singer - whose brother Noel quit Oasis last August - has blasted British bands like Bloc Party branding their music "nonsense".He said: "I really despise this...

Gallagher Slams Bloc Party's Intellectualism

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has levelled another broadside at British chart rivals BLOC PARTY, insisting the HELICOPTER rockers over-intellectualise music. Bloc Party have already come underfire from the SUPERSONIC guitarist's brother LIAM, who branded...

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