Posts Tagged ‘Kele’

NEWS: Kele confirms three headline UK shows for November 2014!

London based singer/songwriter Kele (best known as the frontman for Bloc Party) has just confirmed a batch of headline UK shows across the next few months to promote his upcoming second LP, ‘Trick’. You can find more details for each show below:

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VIDEO: Kele – Doubt

Bloc Party frontman, Kele Okereke, has now released an animated music video for his new solo single, ‘Doubt’, the latest offering taken from his upcoming second album, ‘Trick’. You can check it out below:

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NEWS: Eminem and Arctic Monkeys to headline V Festival 2011!

V Festival have announced Eminem and Arctic Monkeys as the weekend’s headliners for 2011. Rihanna will also perform just before Eminem, making high probability of a collaboration of their popular hit single, ‘Love The Way You Lie’. Plan B will preceed Arctic Monkeys on the day they perform.

Other acts performing across the festival weekend are The Script, Dizzie Rascal, Pendulum, Kaiser Cheifs, Duran Duran, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Razorlight, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, The Courteners, Scouting For Girls, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, The Wombats, Mark Ronson, N-Dubz, Big Audio Dynamite, Glasvegas, Hurts, Katy B, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, The Saturdays, Example, Wiz Khalifa, Olly Murs, Cast, Kele, Ocean Colour Scene, You Me At Six, Eliza Doolittle, Fun Lovin Criminals, Imelda May, Bellowhead and Clare Maguire.

For further information on the festival, head to the official website.

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SPOTIFY: Reading/Leeds Festival 2010 playlist!

Did everyone who went to Reading and Leeds festival this year have a good time? We’re sure being back at home may be more comfy and warm but not as fun as your weekend just was, but it’s not all bad. We’ve made a playlist for all of you to relive your experience, shoving all the best artists into one chain of 37 tracks of bands and acts who played across the festival weekend. Of course not every single band that played over the weekend is on the playlist, that’d be silly and some of them were a bit rubbish. We just shoved on those that we cover on the site and think you’d appreciate the most.

If you’re a Spotify user check it out and let us know what you think of it:
Reading/Leeds Festival 2010 playlist

Festival goers enjoy, and those who didn’t go just shove this on really loud and pretend you were there. Maybe bring some mud and grass in from outside, pitch a tent in your living room, wear some wellies and drink and dance lots!

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ALBUM: Kele – The Boxer

Release Date: July 21st, 2010
Label: Wichita


Bloc Party‘s Kele Okereke is the latest in a line of charismatic frontmen to go solo while bored of whatever it is his band is doing. He follows in the footsteps of the likes of Maximo Park‘s Paul Smith, Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and to tenuously completely my apparent fantasy band, Big Boi of, erm, OutKast. His first album is ‘The Boxer’, unfortunately not an album of Simon and Garfunkel covers as I had originally dreamed, but an in places ‘Intimacy’ soundalike with less guitars and stuff.

Musically Kele wanders between dubstep, IDM, grime, electronic rock and various other genres sometimes all within one same song (see: ‘On The Lam’). And his music is indeed, unlike ‘Intimacy’, very good. The beats are fun, dark, trancey and harsh, and again unlike ‘Intimacy’ in all the right places. His vocal delivery is also excellent, but what really lets him down are his lyrics, which without fail will fall somewhere between ‘insipid’, ‘cringeworthy’ and ‘please can anyone provide a cyanidetini?’.

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