November 13, 2012 22:34

Blink-182 reveal surprise 'folky' direction

Drummer Travis Barker says their new EP is 'way out'

Blink-182 reveal surprise 'folky' direction

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Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has said that the punk-pop trio have written a "very folky" new song.

The track will feature on the EP the band are putting out over Christmas. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he laughed while explaining the track:

I don't even know. It's way out. We all had some ideas. I went in the studio and I was just playing around. I had my electronic kit and I just played a straight drum pattern over it, and it sounded crazy. It changed the entire shape of the song.


He added that the EP, which was recently recorded in Los Angeles, is a massive improvement on the band's last album, 'Neighborhoods', which was laid down remotely.

Barker said: "To me already, this EP is a hundred times better than 'Neighborhoods', because we're all in a room together. There's some songs on there that I love, but for the most part it was disconnected."

He continued: "It was like, 'You do this part in your studio, and then you're gonna play on it and send it back to me.' When we're not in the studio together, you don't have the opportunity to gel off each other."

Earlier this year, Barker promised that "the best is yet to come" from the band. The trio released 'Neighborhoods', their first LP in seven years, in 2011, but but parted ways with major label Interscope Records earlier this year.

Barker, who has a fear of flying, recently confirmed that he'll join the group when they tour Australia in March next year. The band will then begin recording their new LP.

You can watch a video of the band's 10 best songs at the bottom of the page.

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