Blink-182 go folk?

Blink-182 are heading in a "very folky" direction on one track from their new EP, which is set to be released at Christmas

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This article is from 2012.

Travis Barker

Travis Barker

Blink-182 are heading in a "very folky" direction with their new EP.

The 'What's My Age Again' rockers may be best known for their pop punk tracks, but have written one song with a surprising new sound for their next release, which will come out over Christmas.

Speaking about their "folky" track, drummer Travis Barker explained: "It's way out. We all had some ideas. I went in the studio and I was just playing around. I had my electronic kit and I just played a straight drum pattern over it, and it sounded crazy.

"It changed the entire shape of the song."

Travis, 36, added the band have recorded five tracks so far which he thinks are better than material on their last album, 'Neighborhoods', released in 2011, because the band - which also includes Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge - were together in the studio, rather than working independently and emailing ideas.

He added to Rolling Stone magazine: "To me already, this EP is a hundred times better than 'Neighborhoods', because we're all in a room together. There's some songs on there that I love, but for the most part it was disconnected.

"When we're not in the studio together, you don't have the opportunity to gel off each other."

Travis has also recently confirmed the EP will feature the band's first ever festive song.

He said: "There is a Christmas song and then there's just songs, just kind of our gift to our fans on Christmas."

He also added Blink-182 will work on a full length album in 2013.

This article is from 2012.

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