Bloc Party's Kele Okereke has been in touch with DiS following the publishing of the final part of Our 66. The band's Silent Alarm debut made number three on DiS's list of the finest albums of the last six years (this site's lifetime).
Kele, currently in Japan, sent the following message:
Thank you very much DiS. It's slightly odd receiving plaudits now for Silent Alarm, as mentally I am completely over what that record meant to me. It is still flattering though, and I am pleased that it seemed to mean something to you guys as well.
"We have just finished our new record and I have been thinking about it obsessively for the last two years. I can not tell you how great it feels to be out of my head on a disc that i can listen to. Silent Alarm was a starting point for Bloc Party, but there is far more that we can do as a band, which I guess you are about to find out.
Bloc Party's second long-player, A Weekend In The City, is out next year on Wichita.
Look out for follow-up features to Our 66, including the opportunity to receive discounts off the selected 66 at Rough Trade, and also a competition where one lucky reader will win themselves a massive bundle of CDs from the 66! Also, in the next few days we'll be running a collection of artist top sixes, including one from Kele.