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    Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:30:14

    The Future of Bloc Party Remains Unclear - Singer Kele Okereke is touring in support of his solo effort

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    The status of British band Bloc Party is still up in the air like George Clooney in one of his best roles!

    Frontman Kele Okereke has been touring in support of his solo album, and he recently told NME that he had spotted guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong outside a rehearsal studio in New York and he was completely unaware that the band was rehearsing at all. Ouch. That sounds like some behind-his-back shit! And how the hell did he just so happen upon his bandmates working without him? That's a stomach-sinking moment.

    Well, there's some more info about that shady scenario. Lissack confirmed to NME that the band is making music again, but it's not clear that it's an actual Bloc Party album! "It's not really a secret because Kele's been pretty busy doing solo stuff and it looks like he's going to be doing that a bit longer. The other three of us wanted to meet up and make music," Lissack said. "We were talking about just doing an instrumental thing, but now we might get a singer as well, to properly put some music out and play some shows."

    Lissack said that "I haven't spoken to Kele for a couple of months, I guess since the festivals when I was doing stuff with Ash. But there's no bad vibes."

    What do you think of this news about Bloc Party?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.30.11



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