Pop-punk stalwarts Blink-182
are currently working on the follow-up to their 2011 comeback album "Neighborhoods
Speaking to NME
, bassist Mark Hoppus
has stated that he intends the album to provide an antidote to the lack of "great new music
" that he experienced over the summer: "I've kind of been in a dead-zone lately... I feel like this summer was kind of devoid of a lot of great new music. The new [Brookyn indie dance duo
] Matt & Kim
album is coming out, I'm excited about that, the Mumford and Sons
album I like... but, yeah, other than that it's been kind of a dry summer."
In the interview, Hoppus also notes his role in breaking Mumford and Sons, claiming that their first ever filmed interview was on his television show, A Different Spin:
"When they were just, like, a small, tiny little band, that people maybe kind of heard "Little Lion Man" and that was it, we had them on the show
The bassist/vocalist also alluded to the progress of the new Blink record, which was announced to be in the works at the beginning of the year: "Early next week I go back to Los Angeles to record an iTunes session for Blink-182, and we're starting to write the new record right now
"We're going to tour Australia in February with Blink... [so the] proper tour and the new album probably won't happen for about a year
Drummer Travis Barker
has noted his enthusiasm for the new record, stating: "I feel like the best is yet to come, the next album is going to be exciting
Agree that 2012 was a dry year for music? Or do you think that the Blink bassist was looking for new bands in the wrong places? Let us know in the comments.