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25 June 2013, 16:18
It took four years for Bloc Party to release 2012's Four but they are not making fans wait so long again for new material.
The band have announced the release of the NEXTWAVE Sessions EP on August 12.
The five track EP was written during the band's worlwide tour in support of the last album.
Bloc Party worked with producer Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, Lianna La Havas and Hot Chip) on the two tracks that open the EP - Ratchet and Obscene.
"Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan," Kele explained.
"It really came together whilst we were on tour in 2012. We started slipping it into the sets at the start of this year just to try it out and the reactions were insane. We knew we had something special."
You can watch the video here:
Bloc Party recently performed a new track X-Cutioner's Song at a gig in the US however it doesn't feature on the EP tracklisting:
3. French Exit
5. Children Of The Future
The NEXTWAVE sessions EP comes ahead of a busy summer for Bloc Party who have loads of festival dates - including a headline slot at Latitude.
Bloc Party live dates:
21/06 - Best Kept Secret, Netherlands
22/06 - Hurricane Festival, Germany
23/06 - Southside Festival, Germany
24/06 - In-Music Festival, Croatia
28/06 - Solidays Festival, France
29/06 - Garorock Festival, France
30/06 - Rock-A-Field Festival, Luxembourg
02/07 - Rock For People Festival, Czech Republic
04/07 - Werchter Rock Festival, Belgium
05/07 - Main Square Festival, France
06/07 - Beauregard Festival, France
12/07 - Pohoda Festival, Slovakia
13/07 - Harvest Of Art Festival, Austria
14/07 - Exit Festival, Serbia
16/07 - Complex 457, Swizterland
17/07 - Poupet Festival, France
19/07 - Latitude Festival, UK