Despite a second hiatus, Bloc Party is back with a new five-song EP, The Nextwave Sessions and a video for the track “Ratchet.”
The first single off of the EP, the track was described in a press release as one of the band’s “punchiest, most confrontational and viciously danceable tracks to date,” and frontman Kele Okereke said the group knew that they “had something special” with it. The song made its premiere last night on Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record” on BBC Radio 1 and is one of two songs produced by Dan Carey (Bat for Lashes, Hot Chip). The EP is set for release on Aug. 13 via Frenchkiss Records.
Watch Bloc Party get “Ratchet” in the video above, which feels a little like a freaky trip through a kaleidoscope.
The Nextwave Sessions track list:
3. French Exit
5. Children Of The Future