Kele Okereke reveals solo debut

Kele Okereke from Bloc Party
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke releases his solo album in June

Kele Okereke has revealed details of his debut solo album.

Going it alone with his band Bloc Party currently on hiatus, the singer will release The Boxer on 21 June, preceded by single Tenderoni on 14 June.

On announcing the news Okereke said: "The key for the sound of the record was to make things as harsh and as physical as I could make it."

He has already revealed details of a number of UK live appearances including Manchester's Warehouse Project (12 June) and August's Reading and Leeds festivals.

The album was recorded with producer XXXchange in New York.

Speaking to the BBC last October on the immediate future of Bloc Party, drummer Matt Tong said: "Unfortunately that is going to be it for the time being."