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do you make of the new track from Bloc Party? The video for ‘Ratchet’ is quite awesome…the track…maybe it’s a grower! Ratchet is the lead track off their new ‘NEXTWAVE sessions’ EP. Here’s what Kele said about the track; “Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan (producer). 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.”

The EP comes ahead of a busy summer in which Bloc Party return to some of the biggest stages and festivals in the UK and Europe, including a headline slot in Latitude.

Bloc Party play the following 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