Bloc Party new EP + hiatus
2013-06-28 by tom | 27 Comments

British indie rockers Bloc Party have announced an EP of five tasty new jams written during their 2012 Four tour. The Nextwave Sessions is due for release in the UK on August 12. They have also released a music video for the first track from the EP, 'Ratchet', which can be viewed here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3EEaPj-5qs

Additionally, in a recent interview with Postmedia News, lead guitarist Russell Lissack confirmed that the band will be going back on indefinite hiatus following their headline show at Latitude Festival on July 19. 'Definitely after we finish the festivals in the summer we’ll be taking some time off. At least six months, maybe a year maybe two years, it’s hard to say. Once we start taking time off people start doing their own thing. So once people start doing things then you’ll start naturally extending how long we spend apart'. He cited intra-band tension as a factor behind taking another break so soon after reuniting for Four. 'My wife came on tour for two days and said, "Your life, I can’t handle it. It’s such a roller coaster of extreme highs and extreme lows". That’s quite representative of all the relationships in the band. Maybe we’ll play an amazing show and we’ll be on a real high and then the next day some minor thing will happen and everyone hates each other'.

Track listing for The Nextwave Sessions is as follows:

1. Ratchet

2. Obscene

3. French Exit

4. Montreal

5. Children of the Future

Sources:

http://blocparty.com/#news/the-nextwave-sessions

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/06/11/bloc-party-plans-indefinite-break-after-summer-festival-circut/

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tommygun
June 28th 2013

21345 Comments


seizuring hard to ratchet vid

song's not that good but w/e still pumped for this

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2013

48520 Comments


Should have broken up a while ago

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Cygnatti
June 28th 2013

19946 Comments


lol rachet

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2013

48520 Comments


It's time for these hoes to get ratchet


tommygun
June 28th 2013

21345 Comments


the more i jam ratchet the less i dig it

just sounds like kele's solo jams which kinda sucked

still hopin the other tracks are good

BigBlob
June 28th 2013

1447 Comments


awful band.

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Gyromania
June 28th 2013

14641 Comments


die

demigod!
June 28th 2013

40970 Comments


never got into these guys

think i still have silent alarm or w/e on my comp

tommygun
June 28th 2013

21345 Comments


bigblob do you even silent alarm

tommygun
June 28th 2013

21345 Comments


omg demi it would make me so happy if u jammed it

demigod!
June 28th 2013

40970 Comments


ive tried to a few times but i could never get past the first song lol

Gyromania
June 28th 2013

14641 Comments


lol silent alarm is my third favourite of theirs tbh

song and vid rule

tommygun
June 28th 2013

21345 Comments


video gave me a headache lol

henryChinaski
June 28th 2013

2455 Comments


I thought they just came back from hiatus

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BigBlob
June 28th 2013

1447 Comments


Seriously, band is so bad. singer makes me want to smash their cds

Gyromania
June 28th 2013

14641 Comments


you listen to stevie ray blah. your opinions are void

BigBlob
June 28th 2013

1447 Comments


wow, that makes sense.

WhiteNoise
June 28th 2013

2872 Comments


AS IF TO SAY HE DOESN'T LIKE CHOCOLATE

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Gyromania
June 28th 2013

14641 Comments


glad you agree blahblahblah

BigBlob
June 28th 2013

1447 Comments


great input

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2013

2675 Comments


I like it

theacademy
June 28th 2013

27669 Comments


thought this was about bloc





nobody here gives a fuck about bloc party

DotEight
June 28th 2013

5434 Comments


"Seriously, band is so bad. singer makes me want to smash their cds"

Where'd this kid come from. Skele alt?

SadAndHolyGlow
June 28th 2013

1444 Comments


Another hiatus? I guess I could see it coming, seeing how inconsistent Four was. They probably had really conflicting ideas on what exactly to do.

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bloc
June 28th 2013

34489 Comments


Haha academy, very kind of you.

Song is ace and the video is creative as hell although slightly headache inducing at times. Sad that I won't be able to see them live for a while now...

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 29th 2013

6248 Comments


Ratchet is by far the worst thing they ever did. They should've never came back.

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jtswope
June 30th 2013

1197 Comments


Silent Alarm was not bad at all idk what people are talking about.



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