Aoki says the group have been "working on something epic"
Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 were in the studio with EDM DJ Steve Aoki and a member of 5 Seconds of Summer last night.
Steve Aoki tweeted a photo of himself with Hoppus, Barker, producer John Feldmann, and Calum Hood of 5 Seconds of Summer overnight (March 21). “Studio session complete,” reads the caption alongside a string of fire emojis.
Aoki has previous with drummer Barker, having worked with him on 2011 single ‘Misfits’. John Feldmann is producing the new Blink-182 album, their first with new member Matt Skiba, and also produced both 5 Seconds of Summer albums. It is not clear if the studio session was for the upcoming Blink album or another, separate project.
Aoki also posted a separate picture with Calum Hood on Instagram with the caption: “In the studio working on something epic.”
Feldmann is also the lead singer and guitarist of the band Goldfinger but has become one of the biggest producers in pop-punk, producing and co-writing on both 5 Seconds of Summer albums as well as holding production credits for bands such as Panic! At The Disco, The Used, Sleeping with Sirens, We Are The In Crowd, Black Veil Brides and Atreyu.
Speaking to NME about the band’s current line-up, Barker painted a positive picture for fans. “Matt’s killing it,” the drummer said in a 2015 interview. “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.”
Skiba joined the group after frontman Tom DeLonge parted ways with the band. Mark Hoppus and bandmate Barker announced their split when the singer allegedly refused to enter the studio and record a new album with them. Barker has also alleged that DeLonge wanted to “make the band sound like Coldplay”.