Last year, we did an interview and photo shoot with Bloc Party before their sold out show at the Kool Haus. Here’s what singer Kele had to say about the music he listens to…
Lots of R&B pop music is what I’m finding inspiring right now. Lots of contemporary classical music, choral music, electronic music. Some rock music, but generally from 30 years ago; bands like the Talking Heads, Pixies, even further back. I rediscovered Queen over the last year and Day At the Races and Night At The Opera – real inspirational when we’re writing records. No one really makes rock music like that anymore. They’re such tremendous musicians and they kind of make their own really intricate world. No one really does that anymore. Now when I hear a rock song on the radio it seems so obvious, like I’ll know at the start how it’s going to
end. That’s not really exciting for me anymore.
Read the full interview in Issue 86.