Block Party front man Kele steps out on his own with ‘The Boxer’

With Block Party on an apparent hiatus, front man Kele Okereke is stepping out on his own. Teaming up with Spank Rock producer XXXChange, Kele’s debut release titled ‘The Boxer’ is to be an electronic pop record that further explores his passion for electronic music. Kele speaks about this in an NME in an interview which will be released in full in tomorrows issue.

“I’ve been into clubbing for years,” he explained. “I’ve said from the beginning I’m into dance, it gets me excited and I think this record is going to go some way to prove that to people, hopefully.”

The LP is due for release on June 21st with the single ‘tenderoni’ out on the 14th. Kele will also be hitting the road in May with dates across Europe. Kele is out there on the social networks as well with a blog, Facebook, Myspace and Twitter pages running.

The album track listing and tour dates are below.

01 “Walk Tall”
02 “On The Lam”
03 “Tenderoni”
04 “The Other Side”
05 “Everything You Wanted”
06 “New Rules”
07 “Unholy Thoughts”
08 “Rise”
09 “All The Things I Could Never Say”
10 “Yesterday’s Gone”


14 – Dolans, Limerick IE
15 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork IE
16 – The Academy, Dublin IE
17 – Spring and Airbrake, Belfast IE
20 – E-Werk (Electronic Beats), Cologne DE
21 – Prinzenbarhalle, Hamburg DE
22 – Weekend Club, Berlin DE

12 – Warehouse Project Fest, Manchester UK

16 – Melt Festival, Germany DE

27 – Rock En Sein, Paris FR
28 – Leeds Festival, Leeds UK
29 – Reading Festival, Reading UK
31 – Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza ES


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