Three years since their last effort, Bloc Party
is back in the studio working on a new album. But their frontman, Kele Okereke
, couldn't tell you how it's coming. He's too busy wondering whether he's been fired.
Okereke told NME he hopes he "hasn't been fired" after catching his band together without him in New York:
I was actually having lunch about three weeks ago, just here on 8th Avenue and I saw somebody walk past and I recognised the haircut. It was Russell. I was like, 'Hey!' but he didn't see me and I followed him around the corner and then I saw Matt, Gordon and Russell all standing outside this rehearsal space. They all went inside.
Perhaps the band hasn't gotten over Okereke leaving them to pursue his solo career. He released his first album, Boxer, under the name Kele in June of 2010, to generally positive reviews.