Update: A post on the Bloc Party website suggests it’s all hot air from NME.
Guitarist Russell Lissack told NME that the band may audition for a new singer:
“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. 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.”
Kele told NME last week that he saw the rest of the band outside a rehearsal studio in New York and not only was he not invited to take part in the sessions, he was unaware they were happening at all.