Merging the talents of two pop-punk frontmen, Los Angeles-based outfit Simple Creatures is influenced by synth pop and new wave, updating that aesthetic with a polished pop sheen that slides in alongside acts like Skyward Story, the Summer Set, and Anarbor. Formed by blink-182's Mark Hoppus and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth, Simple Creatures debuted in 2019 with the single "Drug" from the EP Strange Love. A culmination of years of friendship and mutual appreciation, the seed of Simple Creatures was planted in 2016 when Hoppus and Gaskarth were tourmates with their respective bands. Heavily influenced by the Cure, they decided to create a side project indebted to their favorite '80s sounds, modernized with a pop-tinged sheen. Announcing the band in early 2019, they issued their first single, "Drug," which appeared on debut EP Strange Love (BMG). A second EP, Everything Opposite, arrived later that October. ~ Neil Z. Yeung
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 11, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
4 stars out of 5 -- "Blinks-182's Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth have spent decades at the forefront of pop-punk, but here they're more playful and weird."
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