The pop-punk icons are taking it back to 2001
Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has revealed that the band’s new material sounds like their classic album ‘Take Off Your Pants and Jacket’.
Last month, the pop-punk outfit shared some studio photos, confirming that they’re working on new music. While there’s been no confirmed release date, bassist Hoppus has now shed some light on what kind of sound could emerge.
Posting on Twitter, he said: “Early days still but the newest blink-182 songs sound like they pick up where ‘Take Off Your Pants and Jacket’ left off.”
The album in question was released in 2001 and was the band’s fourth studio full-length. It features the tracks ‘The Rock Show’, ‘First Date’ and ‘Stay Together for the Kids’.
In 2014, the record was featured in NME‘s ‘20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic‘ feature.
The group’s last album release came in the form of 2016’s ‘California’. It marked the first material to feature Matt Skiba – who replaced Tom DeLonge.
Meanwhile, the trio recently announced a huge Las Vegas residency scheduled for later this year. They’ll play a total of 16 dates at Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort during May, June, October and November.
Naming the stint their ‘Kings Of The Weekend’ tour, the band have joked about the prospect of marrying fans onstage.
“Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage… The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”