September 28, 2011

Bloc Party loses the lead singer, Kele Okereke and audition for a new singer

I had to have a second look at the headline of the news on NME today: Bloc Party Confirm they will be auditioning new singers. -Really!?

The lead singer, Kele Okereke has left the band, ( or forced to leave?, the question is in the air right now) in order to focus on his solo project. He recently has released a new solo single, "What Did I do?". He is also set to release a new EP, "The Hunter" on October 31st.  

Okereke's departure is not the part that took me by surprise. "Auditing" is the part that struck me hard. I never thought Bloc Party would be a band who calls for an audition, did you? 

To find out more about his departure and the audition, check out the interview with the guitarist,  Russel Lissack in the new issue of NME or stay tuned to Music Psychos. 

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