by / September 28th, 2011 /

Kele Okereke to leave Bloc Party? Update: No

Update: A post on the Bloc Party website suggests it’s all hot air from NME.

While it’s clear that Kele Okereke is soldering on with his solo career, the rest of Bloc Party appear to be growing restless.

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.

More at NME.