After a whiny, completely disappointing second record, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is starting to get some edge back.
First, he trashed Oasis pretty thoroughly after Noel Gallager called Bloc Party a bunch of nerds, and now he’s laying into Pete Doherty– an easy target, admittedly, but one that never fails to amuse. Said Okereke, “Someone like Pete Doherty – his drug-taking and refusal to adhere to a traditional lifestyle – makes people think that his art is somehow more relevant because he’s a fuck-up.”
I like what I’m hearing. And now that Okereke’s showing some muscle, perhaps, the next Bloc Party record won’t sound like a formless, tuneless indulgence and might actually, you know, rock or something.