Kele Okereke

Live Review: Kele Okereke brings Fatherland to Brunswick for an intimate acoustic show

April 2, 2018

The Spotted Mallard on Sydney Road was an interesting choice of venue, I initially thought, when Kele Okereke announced a special acoustic show in support of his new album Fatherland. Sitting in the venue on Saturday night, though, it made sense. The shows that had brought Kele to The Old Museum in Brisbane and The Basement in […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (7th August 2017)

August 6, 2017

Welcome to the start of the new week. It’s time to take a moment and reflect on last week’s best new singles and music videos, hand-picked by our writing team for you to enjoy. I’m gunna be honest, this playlist is knee-deep in bangers, both the sexy kind (Kelela, Left., Milwaukee Beats) and the heavy […]

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Single of the Day: Kele Okereke ft. Olly Alexander “Grounds for Resentment” (2017)

August 4, 2017

Kele Okereke has continued to share some new music from his forthcoming new solo album, Fatherland, in “Grounds for Resentment”. A sweet duet with Years and Years‘ vocalist Olly Alexander, the song tells the story of a relationship from two different perspectives; oozing soul and vocal texture, it’s another reminder that Okereke’s new material is not what fans might be […]

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Kele Okereke returns with new solo album, Fatherland; check out “Streets Been Talkin” as a taste

July 6, 2017

“It’s a bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.” Kele Okereke has unveiled his new solo effort in “Streets Been Talkin”, the first cut from new album Fatherland. The new album isn’t out until October 6th, but already, we’re seeing the Bloc Party frontman continuing to explore what is a consistently evolving artistry. His previous […]

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Album Review: Bloc Party – Hymns (2016 LP)

February 15, 2016

Straight up, Hymns is as far removed from the Bloc Party that burst on to the scene in the mid 2000’s as possible. Hymns doesn’t have a “Banquet” or “Helicopter”, and slightly misses the mark with its balladry. But, the development and reincarnation of Bloc Party on Hymns obviously didn’t want the band to be […]

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Kele Okereke on Hymns, dealing with criticism & the new phase of Bloc Party.

January 6, 2016

The return of Bloc Party in 2015 saw much of the band’s fandom and indeed, the industry, draw a sharp breath. With the departure of founding members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes leaving a sizeable gap in the band’s line up, Bloc Party have continued to move forward, with the addition of Louise Bartle and […]

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