Plus 44/AVA catfight

MTV got the scoop on the upcoming release from Plus 44, the post-Blink 182 band featuring Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. The duo let loose a potential name for the upcoming album, Little Death, as well as clearing up some confusion surrounding the band’s sound and focus: “We didn’t want to talk about the record until it was nearly finished. We had an idea about what it was going to be, and it changed, but now we can finally talk about i. But because of our silence, all these people online started to make up their own sh–. They made their own songs and posted them saying they’re our songs. The stuff that’s out there now isn’t really Plus-44.” Hoppus goes on to explain that the original vocalist tapped, Carol Heller, has left. The current lineup also includes Craig Fairbaugh (the Forgotten, Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards) and Shane Gallagher. He goes on to explain that the album will feature a bit of guest “tinkering” by Dan the Automator. They describe the sound as “guitars mixed with keyboards, and electronic drums mixed with live drums” and that “it’s based on guitars and rhythms.” The duo offered a little insight into the demise of Blink and the emergence of two vastly different projects: “I have to say you’re definitely seeing what the real Tom was like, and that’s the only comment I’ll make about him or his band.”

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.

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