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Alex Gaskarth on All Time Low’s “energetic” next album: “The ideas are flowing”

The follow-up to 2017's 'Last Young Renegade' is on the way

All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth has given an update on the band’s “energetic” new album, which is currently in the works.

Gaskarth fronts the Baltimore quartet, whose last album, ‘Last Young Renegade’, was released in 2017.

Speaking to NME with his Simple Creatures bandmate Mark Hoppus, Gaskarth confirmed that his original band are currently writing new material.

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“During some time [off] I’ve been in Nashville to get the gears turning with the next All Time Low record,” he said. “It’s early days yet, but it’s exciting nonetheless. The new music sounds really cool and the ideas are flowing.”

Asked about where the band may be heading sonically following ‘Last Young Renegade’, Gaskarth said that he and his bandmates had learned “in terms of the sound and some of the moods” from the process of recording their 2017 album.

“Some of my favourite songs that we’ve ever written are on that record, but maybe what it didn’t provide was a lot of the fast pace and tempo that a lot of people are used to,” he said.

“When I look back and think about it critically, there wasn’t a lot of ‘party music’, that our band has normally been known for. That record was a little more tame and mellow, so we want to take what we learned from ‘Last Young Renegade’ and maybe make it a bit more upbeat. We want our next record to be more energetic and indicative of the moshpits that we came from.”

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Simple Creatures will release their debut EP ‘Strange Love’ on Friday (March 29). They’ll play a one-off show in London on April 3.

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