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Bloc Party Singer Relishes Solo Life; Okereke's Debut Album Receives Rave Reviews

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Bloc Party Singer Relishes Solo Life; Okereke's Debut Album Receives Rave Reviews

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BLOC Party might never play again but the band's frontman is promising a riot when he brings his electro-pop solo project to Australia.

Singer Kele Okereke has found a new lease on life since breaking free of the British indie rockers to record his debut album, The Boxer.

And while Bloc Party's future hangs in the balance, Australian fans will be able to hear Okereke's new experimental sound at the Parklife festivals throughout September.

"Making The Boxer has completely changed the way I see myself as a creative entity in terms of what I'm capable of," he said.

"People are freaking out and totally losing their minds at the live shows. It's like a scene from a Roman orgy or something and I love it!"

The shift in focus will worry Bloc Party fans who've feared the worst since a temporary split was announced last October, just months after the band headlined Byron Bay's Splendour In The Grass festival.

In recent years, the London four-piece have become a must see draw for Australian indie fans on the back of incendiary live shows and their three stellar albums. …

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