Pop-punk supergroup Simple Creatures, comprised of long-time friends Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), release a new track, ‘Special’.
The first offering from EP2 (due out later this year) was produced by Zakk Cervini (blink-182, 5SOS, Yungblud).
The band made their highly anticipated festival debut last Saturday, headlining the Avalanche Stage at Download Festival after playing a few intimate club shows earlier this year in a few select cities, including London. Mark and Alex released their debut EP, ‘Strange Love’ in March.
Listen to ‘Special’ by Simple Creatures on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Simple Creatures evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.
Kerrang writes, “On paper, this collaboration between two of pop-punk’s most recognizable and commercially powerful songwriters should have proved entirely predictable – a crush of pit-friendly anthems and surging riffola. Except their latest out is anything but.
“The first single, ‘Drug’… an explosive rush of heavy-hearted pop that clatters and crackles with programmed drum breaks, scuzzy guitars and skittering melodies, with both singers sharing vocal duties.”