January 31, 2007 8:00

Bloc Party call Jack White 'treacherous'

Kele Okereke criticises White Stripes man's politics

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Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has hit out against The White Stripes’ frontman Jack White.

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME. the singer had a go at White for not speaking out on political matters.

Okereke said: “I was amazing when Jack White said it wasn’t his job to be critical about foreign policy because he was being paid to be an entertainer. I thought that was treacherous because it’s complicit with the capitalist society.

“Selling more records is the only thing that’s important to him, not provoking debate.”

Also in this week’s NME there’s exclusive interview with My Chemical Romance, Kasabian, The Killers, Muse and Arctic Monkeys about their nominations for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007.

Elsewhere, CSS take Japan by storm, while Klaxons talk about being in the Top Ten.

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