It will be of no surprise to you that Bloc Party’s whining crooner has come out as a song and dance man with this debut single from forthcoming album “The Boxer”. Freed from the shackles of his behemoth band, Kele is expressing himself just as you would expect given the popularity of “Flux” – a track that marked the sound of a group liberated from the titanic (the ship not the mythical monster) like shackled of indiedom.

Replaced with a more subdued manifestation, Kele sounds like a man at ease distracted by the beat. In many ways he’s incidental to “Tenderoni”, which is essentially an incredibly catchy dance track characterised by staccato synths that would made make Armand Van Helden green with envy.

It’s peculiar how music that was once considered popular and unfashionable is now thought of as edgy. In a similar way “Tenderoni” helps Okereke free himself from another negative image, that of a morose miserablist. He comes out kicking and dancing.

Release Date 14/06/2010 (Wichita)

Chris Gilliver

I started out writing for the Manchester Evening News as a freelance journalist back in 2008. The idea that I would be given free access to music and gigs seemed somehow miraculous to me, and I proceeded to take full advantage of the situation. When the M.E.N. decided to constrict its coverage to only the very biggest bands, Simon Poole approached me with a plan to make sure that all the very talented musicians of this world that pass through and/or live in Manchester would not go unnoticed. As the New Releases editor here at Silent Radio Towers, it remains my proud duty to cast a critical eye over the music and reviews that come my way in a manner that is both supportive and fair. Above all, I strive to write as entertainingly possible. Favourite musicians include the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Mercury Rev, Os Mutantes, The Knife, Beach House etc etc. I'm a firm believer that all genres (except nu-metal) contain music of great quality...