The first thing we did was like a diet blink-182 or diet All Time Low. It wasn’t great. We listened back and decided it wasn’t what we wanted to do at all. We started off with a completely different mindset. We had this idea of everything opposite: Whatever you’d normally do, try and do something different. If something made us feel like it wasn’t something we wouldn’t normally do, we took it as a good thing. We were trying to get away from traditional recording techniques and embracing strange keyboard sounds and ratty, shitty guitars, buzzy subs and programmed drums.
Some of the news in the interviews include:
- The first EP will be called Strange Love.
- There’s a second EP, which will be released when they figure out the timing with Blink-182 and All Time Low albums.
- They do plan to tour with this project.
- There’s a clip of the “Bronze Blue Theme” by Mark in the KROQ interview, the audio can be found here.
“We’re taking a bit of a break,” he tells Kerrang! of the band’s plans for the year. “For the last couple of records, we’ve done two-year-long cycles. With Last Young Renegade, it was winding down in the first half of 2018, but then we decided to put out [non-album singles] Birthday and Everything Is Fine, which revitalised that campaign and led to more dates on the calendar. That meant another six months was tacked on to what had already been a full album cycle. For us, it feels too soon to be properly thinking about the next record – I need to sleep for at least a fortnight straight! We need to figure out what’s next and what All Time Low should be doing going forward.”
There’s a lot of music kicking around, I will say that. I’m not sure what form it’s gonna take yet. I don’t know if it’s gonna be an album or if we’re just gonna keep kicking around these soft releases, so to speak. The way I looked at this one was kind of like the old 7 inch vinyls where you get an a-side and a b-side from back in the day…So that seems really fun and maybe we’ll keep doing that for now or maybe this is the link towards an album. But what I love is that there’s no pressure. It’s really fun as a band in this day and age to be able to think about it in the moment. We’re not necessarily committed to putting out 15 songs now. It’s just like ‘hey, let’s see how this goes’. We can kind of pivot and have fun with it based on what we’re feeling. It’s fun to have that flexibility.