It’s been several months since we’ve heard anything from team blink-182, not to say that we’ve been worried because it looks like each member has been keeping themselves busy since that update. Now, thanks to a recent interview with drummer Travis Barker, we’ve gotten a really nice update on the band as well as the state of potential new music. During his recent sit down with NME, Barker revealed that the band currently has a couple of songs done.
“Matt’s killing it,” Barker told the magazine about newly added guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio). “He’s fun to play with and write with. We’re just getting started, but I think we’ve got like four or five songs right now that I’m really, really happy with. There’s a song called ‘Punk Rock Cliché’ which I love the most right now. It’s about friends of ours and their relationships.”
We don’t know about you, but that sounds like some shade may have been thrown.
But if you’re worried that the band will sound different now that an original members has been replaced, Barker admits that the sound is different, but at the same time, the same. “They sound different, but still the same,” the drummer revealed. “Obviously, it’s Matt Skiba singing, so there’s hints of Alkaline Trio or at least Matt’s contributions to Alkaline Trio, mixed with my drumming and Mark’s voice and stuff. It’s really cool and I really love what we’ve done so far.”
To read the complete interview, head on over to NME here.
Barker’s revelations in the interview also mirrors bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus’ claim back in July. While being interview by Billboard, the publication had nonchalantly added a couple of lines about blink-182 heading into the studio with Skiba. “In the meantime, Hoppus continues with Blink-182. He said the threesome — with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replacing guitarist Tom DeLonge — will head back into the studio in August.”
Guess they weren’t wasting any time with creating some new music.