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Mark Hoppus & Alex Gaskarth Talk About Simple Creatures

Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth sit down with Alt. Press to talk about Simple Creatures:

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.

Travis Barker Talks New Blink-182 Music

Chris Payne, writing at Billboard:

There’s a song that we refer to as “Paris” that’s really awesome. It was actually a beat I made for Juice WRLD and before I ever got in the studio with him, I played it randomly, and Mark [Hoppus] said, “Oh what are you working on?” They were like, “Whoa, we really like this.” And it morphed into a Blink song. It’s probably our favorite right now.

Mark Hoppus on His Kids TV Cartoon With Pete Wentz That You Never Got to See

Michael Schneider, writing at Variety:

“Bronze Blue” would have starred Hoppus, Wentz, Ashlee Simpson, and others (potentially including Williams, who had been approached) as various characters in an underwater punk/pop band singing catchy, eco-friendly tunes. The band toured the beaches of the world to share their message; however, they would have to stay one step ahead of their ultimate villain: The Sushi Chef.

Mark Hoppus Wants to Experiment More With Blink-182

Mark Hoppus talked with Kerrang about the upcoming Blink-182 album:

“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” he tells Kerrang!. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”

Blink-182 Cancel Bunbury Festival

Blink-182 have once again canceled on the Bunbury Festival.

To our Cincinnati fans, we are hard at work in the studio on our next album and will hopefully be announcing tour plans for later this year. Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to perform at this year’s Bunbury Music Festival. We apologize and as always, thank you for your love and support. We’ll see you soon!

Mark Hoppus Reveals More Simple Creatures Information

Mark Hoppus was on The Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ, and ALT 98.7, to talk about his new project Simple Creatures.

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.

Mark Hoppus Confirms New Upcoming Project

Mark Hoppus talked with LiveZone at iHeart’s ALTer Ego over the weekend. He talks about a “new project” that he can’t talk about yet.

Mark was asked, “And now I’ve also heard you have a new project coming up,” to which he replied, “I do, yes! I’m not at liberty to talk about it tonight, but you’re going to find out about it very soon. I’m not supposed to say something yet! But yes, I’m sorry – very soon.”