Marking their recent record release NINE with two stripped-back sets, Blink-182 returned to Kingston's party hive PRYZM for two sold-out acoustic album launch shows with Banquet Records. Two-thirds of the band; singer Matt Skiba and bassist Mark Hoppus, brought all the placid pop-punk vibes for a compact, career-spanning set.
Five years down the line from the release of ‘My Shame Is True’, Alkaline Trio are back with their highly anticipated ninth studio album ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’. The big question is, what musical direction have the band decided to take after such an absence?
Following the news that Tom Delonge would be leaving Blink-182 - again - to concentrate on other projects, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker could have accepted defeat and called it a day. Instead, they announced that friend and Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba would be stepping in - here's what we thought of their latest album 'California'.