The Nextwave Sessions is an extended play by British indie rock band Bloc Party. It is due to be released on 12 August 2013 in the United Kingdom, and 13 August in the United States, via Frenchkiss Records. "Ratchet" and "Obscene" were recorded with Dan Carey, who had previously worked with Bat for Lashes and Hot Chip. It features five previously unreleased songs that were given live debuts on the band's 2013 North American tour. "Ratchet", the EP's lead track, was given its first radio play by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on 25 June. An accompanying video, created by Cyriak using heavily edited footage from the music videos for "Octopus", "Hunting for Witches", "Little Thoughts" and "Helicopter", was released on the band's Vevo channel on the same day. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.