Well someones been down the gym! i like it, its good to have another outlet to try different stuff than turn Bloc into a dance group.
Now that Kele has put his own material out there maybe some people will appreciate another side of his musical talents. Perhaps Bloc can go back to its grass roots now that the dance stuff has been put out there.
Mr Peanuts has a valid point. I think it's perfectly healthy for the guys to break free from routine and experiment and try out ideas that may not have necessarily worked with Bloc Party.
I'm not too familiar with the dance/electronica genres but I think people should find something good in every style of music. Perhaps Kele's new material might introduce many fans who predominately listen to guitar music into a new direction.
As for bloc party's experimentation (a la mercury), it might not always work but it's much better to take that risk as opposed to compromising their artistic ingenuity and selling out (See Biffy Clyro).
Nevertheless, it's sad to see there's no dates in Scotland :(
I love this! I've enjoyed all of bloc party's albums for there different styles, and i know a lot of fans don't appreciate intimacy much. But Kele has said he's always enjoyed the club scene, im glad he's getting to let out what he wants, and I personally think its awesome.