Blink-182 album rumours have been floating about for a few months now, but finally the new album (which is currently untitled) has finally been announced for release this summer before they headline Reading and Leeds Festivals.
However, Blink are no strangers to Reading and Leeds. This year will be the pop punk trio’s fourth appearance at the festivals and second time headlining, which is something many artists could only dream of.
The band’s last album release was way back in 2011, with the phenomenal Neighborhoods. Even after not releasing any music for what felt like an eternity, it was definitely worth the wait. Packed full of pop punk anthems such as ‘After Midnight’ and ‘Natives’, it is possibly one of their best albums to date. Shortly after, in 2012, even more music was released with the five-track EP Dogs Eating Dogs, which made it clear that Blink were back and better than ever.
The main question since then has been “What next?” Well, the answer has been revealed. Blink-182 will be releasing a brand new album full of new songs in 2014. Bassist Mark Hoppus recently spoke to Kerrang! about the news. “We haven’t thought about any new songs yet” said Mark, and later went on to explain the songs will be written when they are all together in the studio. “It all happens when the three of us are together in a room because when we’re not touring. Tom [Delonge] lives in San Diego, Travis [Barker] lives in Los Angeles and I live in London, so we don’t really talk that much. But when we get in a room together, it all falls into place and we start making jokes. That’s when we start writing songs and reconnecting with everything.”
The album is estimated for release in the late spring/early summer, and we can’t wait.