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Kele Okereke admits to difficulties within Bloc Party

14 July 2013, 05:44 | Written by Ryan Thomas

Sick of the frequent on-again/off-again nature of Bloc Party? So are they. At least according to frontman Kele Okereke, in a new Guardian interview in which he talks about some of the high emotions that exist within the uber-emotional indie band.

The band announced back in June that they’d be releasing one more EP before taking an ‘indefinite hiatus,’ which is The Nextwave Sessions out 12 August.

Okereke opened up: “There have been some things going on behind the stages, and now we’re working our way through it.” He went on to say, “Being in this band isn’t always the easiest thing. We’re four British young men that maybe aren’t the best at expressing ourselves or our emotions.”

About the band taking more time off after some summer touring, Okereke said, “”We all have lives; we all have families; we all have other interests. It’s not unheard of, or unhealthy, for us to go off and do that for a year.”

Okereke said for his part he will be DJ-ing, working on a fiction novel, developing a club record, and perhaps a follow-up to his solo debut (2010′s Boxer).

“I love doing things that feel different,” Okereke said, adding, “That’s what I get excited about: throwing a curveball.”

Here’s a video for “Ratchet,” the “Octopus”-like leading track off of Bloc Party’s forthcoming Chillwave Sessions:

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