In a question and answer session, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke spelt out his objections to following in one of the world's biggest bands, Coldplay.
Early on, you guys were frequently compared to post-punk acts like Gang of Four. Was the new record an attempt to get away from those reference points?
Yeah, perhaps. It was mildly infuriating for us to always have people think we’re referencing Gang of Four, when no one in the band particularly liked [that] sound.
And now you’re getting measured against a new set of artists, like U2 and Coldplay. How do you feel about those comparisons?
Equally as idiotic, really.
Setting your sights high then, Kele...?
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