Simple Creatures

Simple Creatures

Alex No Longer Fanboying Out Over Mark Hoppus

Alex Gaskarth talks about working with Mark Hoppus in the new issue of Rock Sound:

“I did come up on blink and Mark was very much an inspiration to me, but we’ve had the honeymoon period as it were, become good friends… I’m not fanboying out in front of him anymore, like I used to seven years ago! I don’t think the creative process would be as honest if I was sitting there going, ‘Yeah, whatever you think man, I love you!’ We both keep each other in check, and push each other to do better.”

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.

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.