Simple Creatures share ‘One Little Lie’

With just a handful of days left until the release of their second official EP, Simple Creatures has decided to give fans one more song from the forthcoming album because…why the heck not.

On Monday (Oct. 7), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released the third single from their impending album. Titled “One Little Lie,” the song made its worldwide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show. This was somewhat of a surprise since the track was supposed to be released at midnight.

“Might wanna tune into the Daniel P. Carter show this evening,” co-vocalist Gaskarth tweeted Sunday morning.

Listen to “One Little Lie” above.

After the song’s debut, Gaskarth quickly returned to social media to thank Carter for giving the three-minute song some love. He also confirmed that the song was one of his favorites from the upcoming EP.

“One of my favs on EP2,” the singer wrote.

“One Little Lie” is featured on Simple Creature’s upcoming new EP, Everything Opposite (a direct lyric from the new tune).

Everything Opposite is due out this Friday, Oct. 11, through it was originally supposed to see a September release date (damnit, Skynet).

Pre-orders are still available for purchase.

“One Little Lie” joins previously released songs, “Thanks I Hate It,” and “Special,” as well as “Need Me,” “The Wolf,” and “NVM” on Everything Opposite.

In non-Simple Creatures news, Hoppus, along with the rest of Blink-182, released their much-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s California last month. NINE was met with a lot of mixed reviews (and man do we mean mixed), but it has managed to do well on the charts.

The album debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the top spot on the US Rock Albums, US Alternative Albums, US Tastemakers Albums, and US Vinyl Albums charts.

As for Gaskarth and the rest of All Time Low, the group recently announced a handful of shows to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 2009’s Nothing Personal. To coincide with the album’s anniversary, the band returned to the RedBull Studios to record a newer version of the 12-track album.

It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute is due out Nov. 8. Pre-orders are now available on the act’s website.

Simple Creatures continue their trash-pop takeover with ‘Thanks I Hate It’

If you’re ready for some new trash-pop, then Simple Creatures is here to help satisfy your craving.

On Friday (Aug. 30), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released their first new track in several months. Titled “Thanks, I Hate It,” the tune finds the duo doing what they do best; combining catchy/dancy beats, loads of synth, and some thought-provoking lyrics.

Listen to “Thanks, I Hate It” above.

“Thanks, I Hate It” will be featured on Simple Creatures’ new EP, Everything Opposite. The six-song record was initially scheduled for a summertime release, but as fans have noticed, it did not happen.

Instead, the duo revealed that the EP will now see a fall-time release date. Everything Opposite is due out Oct. 11 with pre-orders currently available for purchase.

When asked about the reason behind the change in release date, Gaskarth responded the only way he knows how to; sarcastically.

“Had to push back out release date because Skynet leaked the wrong artwork or some such,” the singer tweeted.

According to a press release, the upcoming EP will feature “Thanks, I Hate It,” previously released track “Special,” “One Little Lie,” “Need Me,” “The Wolf” and “NVM.”

While Simple Creatures did perform at some big-name music festivals earlier this summer, their shows have tapered. We can safely assume it had to do with Hoppus’ prior commitment to Blink-182 and their monstrous summer tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.

Simple Creatures will return to the stage later this year at the Good Things Festival in Australia.

Who knows…maybe they’ll turn up at a venue near you.

Simple Creatures return with ‘Special’ ahead of Download Festival gig

Simple Creatures wanted to give fans something “special” and that they did. On Thursday (June 13), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released their first new single since the release of their debut EP this past spring. Titled “Special,” the new song finds the band sticking to their self-proclaimed trash-pop sounds.

Listen to the three-minute track above.

The new track’s release comes sometime after the co-singers began teasing fans on social media. They first posted an image of themselves as the grumpy old men from the Muppets (You know the ones based on Sikel and Ebert?). They captioned the post with “Who’s about ready for some new Creatures then? 👍👎 Coming soon.”

Then, they cleared their Instagram account of everything and posted a cryptic photo with the caption June 13 and what looks to be lyrics to the new jam.

“Special” is Simple Creatures’ first new song since their debut EP’s release. The record includes “Adrenaline,” “Drug,” and the album’s title track “Strange Love.” No confirmation has been given on whether “Special” will be featured on Simple Creatures’ upcoming EP, but it may be safe to assume so.

Earlier this year, while promoting Strange Love, the duo revealed that they already had plans to release its follow-up. The band allegedly unveiled the upcoming EP’s title during a show, but there was no proof to corroborate these claims. Shortly after, the group confirmed that their second EP would be titled Everything Opposite and is due out later this summer.

Simple Creatures will make their Download Festival debut this weekend. Hoppus, Gaskarth, and company will perform on the Avalanche stage on Saturday, June 15.

Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth are the worst security guards in Simple Creatures’ ‘Adrenaline’

If you ever need a pair of security guards to protect your business, it may not be a good idea to hire Simple Creatures’ Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth. On Thursday (April 25), the duo unleashed the music video for their latest single “Adrenaline” which finds them being the worst security guards around.

The almost-three-and-half-minute video begins with the twosome sitting inside what looks like a locker room. By the look on both guys’ faces, they aren’t exactly excited to be at work inside of a morgue, but who would be?

As the music begins to play, the dead bodies in the morgue begin to mouth along to the lyrics. While Hoppus and Gaskarth are goofing off in their office —not once looking at their CCTV system— the dead bodies come to life. Two of the corpse, who look like they were in a relationship before dying, go frolicking in the graveyard while the others start dancing in the morgue. The video concludes with neither Hoppus nor Gaskarth aware of what’s going on.

Like we said, if you need a pair of security guards, it may be wise to look in another direction. Watch the music video for “Adrenaline” above.

“Adrenaline” is featured on Simple Creatures’ recently released EP, Strange Love. “Adrenaline” joins previously released tracks “Drug” and the album’s title track “Strange Love.”

While promoting the new album recently, the duo revealed that they already had plans to release its follow-up. The band allegedly unveiled the upcoming EP’s during a show, but there was no proof to corroborate these claims. Shortly after, the group confirmed that their second EP would be titled Everything Opposite and is due out later this summer.

Simple Creatures share their new single ‘Adrenaline’

Simple Creatures have returned with another new song from their fast-approaching EP. On Monday (March 25), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act shared their third single off Strange Love, “Adrenaline.” Sounding like it could find a home on a recent All Time Low album, the new track made its worldwide premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show as the host’s world record of the day.

Listen to “Adrenaline” above.

The new song comes a few days before the band’s debut EP is set to be released. Titled Strange Love, the five-song album is due out this Friday, March 29. Pre-orders for the EP are still available for purchase.

In support of its release, the act will embark on a five-stop mini tour beginning this Thursday, March 28. The full list of stops can be found here.

In other news, Gaskarth recently disclosed that All Time Low’s short break may be coming to an end sooner than fans initially anticipated. In a new interview, the musician revealed that he and drummer Rian Dawson recently returned to the studio together to jot down some ideas.

“I just spent a few weeks in Nashville at Rian’s [Dawson, drummer] studio, starting to form ideas. It’s nice, we have an amazing head start on the whole thing, and there’s already pictures forming which is a nice way to approach it.”

Last month, blink-182 informed fans that they were working on the follow-up to 2016’s California. According to a recent interview with Hoppus, the new record will take more of an “aggressive and experimental path” than their previous work.

“It’s very different to California. It’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone. If you like California to Enema Of The State, then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think blink-182 is.”

Simple Creatures announce handful of upcoming engagements

All Time Low may be taking a break and blink-182 may be in the process of recording their new studio album, but that doesn’t mean Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus are going to put their new joint venture to the side. On Tuesday (March 12), the duo announced plans to take their new supergroup, Simple Creatures, on the road for a handful of shows.

Centered around their six-song EP’s release date, the duo will perform four shows in the United States and one in England. The tour will include stops at the Belasco Ballroom in Los Angeles (March 28), the Midway in San Francisco (March 29), the Warehouse on Watts in Philadelphia (March 31), Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York (April 1), and the Hangar in London (April 3),

“Come dance with strangers to American made Trash-Pop™,” Hoppus and Gaskarth posted on the act’s official Instagram account.

Tickets for the United States dates go on sale this Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time while the London date goes on sale this Friday, March 15, at 9 a.m. GMT.

The upcoming shows are in support of Simple Creatures’ debut EP, Strange Love. The record is due out on March 29 with pre-orders currently available on the band’s website. Previously released tracks “Drug” and the album’s title track “Strange Love” are featured on the forthcoming record.

In addition to the handful of intimate gigs, the group also confirmed that their first live gig will actually take place at this year’s Download Festival.

“Legit so excited for Download fest with @simplecreatures — first official gig on the books. It’s gonna be wild and weird and I’m so stoked to get this thing in front of you!!” Gaskarth posted on Twitter at the end of February.

Recently, Hoppus spoke with ALT 98.7 where he revealed that the group already has their first and second EP ready to go while any future music would really depend on All Time Low and blink-182’s schedules.

SIMPLE CREATURES SPRING 2019 SHOWS:

03/28 — Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Ballroom
03/29 — San Francisco, CA – The Midway
03/31 — Philadelphia, PA – Warehouse on Watts
04/01 — New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/03 — London, U.K. – The Hangar

Alex Gaskarth, Mark Hoppus launch new project

Remember earlier this month when All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth announced that the band would be taking a break later this year? Remember when he said he would be interested in working with the other musicians especially when it came to songwriting? Well, it looks like his at-the-time-rumored plans were just hints about his latest announcement.

On Thursday (Jan. 24) Gaskarth and Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus announced the formation of their new act, Simple Creatures. Taking to social media the duo made the official announcement to their unsuspecting fans.

“You might be wondering what in the hell is going on with my socials right now. Well, my good friend Mark Hoppus and I have been quietly making music together for a little while now and we’re finally ready to share it with ya,” Gaskarth posted on Instagram.

He continues: “We’re calling this baby Simple Creatures and we’d like to invite you to join us for the ride.”

Like Gaskarth, Hoppus took to Instagram to write his own introduction to the new band.

“So stoked to finally share Simple Creatures with the world! Alex and I have been working on this new band for a while.”

In addition to the formal introduction, Hoppus and Gaskarth also debuted the band’s first single, “Drug.” Following in true Blink-182 and All Time Low fashion, the song is nothing less than pop-punk goodness.

“‘Drug’ is always the first song we play people when introducing them to Simple Creatures, so it only makes sense that it’s the first single,” explain Hoppus.

“I love the ratty guitar lead mixed with the thumping kick drum. Lyrically, the song is about being destroyed by the things you love.”

The song was written with friend and producer Zakk Cervini whose resume includes All Time Low, Blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Yungblud.

Listen to “Drug” above.

Simple Creatures’ first EP is due out sometime in March. Pre-orders are available on the band’s website.

As for All Time Low, it looks like the band does not have any immediate plans in the future except for an appearance at this year’s United Kingdom-based music festival Slam Dunk Festival.

As for Blink-182, things have been quiet following the conclusion of their Las Vegas residency. Last week, EDM poster boys the Chainsmokers revealed they had gone into the studio with the band for “an amazing song.”