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Soundtracking the Resistance - MLK At 50

Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

Apr 06, 2018

This week we look at Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had half a century on from his death, plus there're sanctions, walls, pay gaps, reworked wedding songs, and Superorganism. More

Sep 01, 2017

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is releasing a new solo albumFatherland, October 6 via BMG. Previously she shared "Yemaya," "Streets Been Talkin'," and "Grounds For Resentment" (which features Olly Alexander of Years & Years). Now he's shared another song from the album, "Do U Right." More

Aug 03, 2017

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is releasing a new solo albumFatherland, October 6 via BMG. Previously she shared "Yemaya" and "Streets Been Talkin'." Now he's shared another song from the album, "Grounds For Resentment," which features Olly Alexander of Years & Years. More

Jul 05, 2017

Back in May, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke shared a new solo song, "Yemaya." Now, as Pitchfork reports, he has announced a new solo album, Fatherland, and shared another new song from it, "Streets Been Talkin'." Fatherland is due out October 6 via BMG.  More

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Shares New Solo Song - “Yemaya”

New Stand Alone Single Out Now Digitally via Infectious Music

May 01, 2017

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has shared a new solo song, "Yemaya." It's available to download and stream now via Infectious Music.  More

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Announces New Album

Trick Is Out October 14 via Lilac Records

Jul 23, 2014

Bloc Party's frontman Kele Okereke announced a follow-up to his 2010 solo album The Boxer. If the teaser is any indication, Trick continues his exploration of dance music. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

May 05, 2010

Bloc Party’s frontman Kele Okereke will embark on his first U.S. tour in support of his solo debut, The Boxer. The album, produced by XXXchange (Spank Rock, The Kills) with additional mixing by Philippe Zdar (Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix) is set to released on June 22. We have the dates. More



Reviews

Fatherland

Fatherland

BMG

Oct 04, 2017

Kele Okereke dropped his last name for the 2010 solo alt-dance solo record, The Boxer. Making a beeline away from the Bloc Party association, the album was middling in reception and scope. Now, with a healthy Bloc Party comeback in tow, Okereke re-equipped his last name for a solo album that feels closer to home and, ironically more so than the last, doesn't pull any punches emotionally. More