Simple Creatures are an American pop rock duo made up of Mark Hoppus (blink-182, +44) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low).
To date, the pair have released a couple of EPs – both in 2019 – and had a string of singles but possibly their most catchy song is this track, ‘One Little Lie’. This is such a great crossover between pop and pop punk with it’s rockier verses and synthpop style choruses that you can’t help but just want to listen to it over and over again.
Lyrically it is diverse too and resonates with quite a few people, I’m sure – I know it means a lot to me and provides an anthem for my own recent struggles, so I’m sure it does for others too.
The video for the song is pretty fun too, packed with facts and lies, leaving the viewer to decipher between fact and fiction as the pair become increasingly surrounded by objects referenced in some of the lyrics.
Turn this track up loud, put it on repeat and enjoy the video!
What are your thoughts of this duo’s catchy track and fun video? Do you have a #TunefulTuesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘One Little Lie’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/one-little-lie/1475817979?i=1475817985
I can’t believe it’s been 20 years already, since blink-182 first released their massive hit single, ‘What’s My Age Again?’ from their hugely successful album, Enema of the State.
Without a doubt, the trio have firmly embedded this as a punk rock classic that is sure to stay a firm fan favourite for years to come.
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the single and album and although Tom DeLonge is currently not a member of the band, the members still publicly show support for each other’s projects and are celebrating the release with a tour and the addition of singer, Matt Skiba.
Not only are the lyrics witty but the music video is possibly one of the most hilarious and iconic ones of its time. I don’t think many people can have missed this…mainly due to the band’s hilarious nakedness running down the street, but in case you have somehow managed not to see it, check it out below!
What are your thoughts of this blink-182 track, 20 years after its release? Do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘What’s My Age Again’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/whats-my-age-again/1440839912?i=1440840493
My word, we’ve got two fantastic songs for you this week – one from my all-time favourite band, Angels & Airwaves and the other from newcomers, Years & Years, with their recent, chart-topping track.
First up, Angels & Airwaves! Since they’re my favourite band, I’m surprised I’ve gone this long without featuring them!
What’s not to love about this band?! I love Blink-182, but I love this band more! Tom DeLonge captured my attention, back in 2006, when he launched this band with a heart-felt spoken trailer and accompanying World War II/Space imagery alongside their euphoric songs. I have been following them since their inception and seen them every time they’ve toured the UK. This particular song, taken from their most recent release, The Dream Walker, sees the band move into a new sound and away from their previously enchanted sounds, into a more indie vibe, but yet they’re still epic!
Tell us what you think of this particular track and please check out the rest of their releases.
Angels & Airwaves – ‘Bullets In The Wind’
To me, it seems that these guys have appeared out of nowhere! I remember seeing them as a featured artist on iTunes and ever since then, they topped the charts with this track! Quite a calm, electronica/indie vibe with this particular song and the singer Olly Alexander’s (also known for his acting in programmes such as Skins) vocals make it interesting and unique. What do you think of it? Personally, I’m intrigued to hear what their future releases will hold.
Years & Years – ‘King’
Happy Two4Tunesday to one and all! Which 2 songs are you loving to share this week?
Matt – Muzik Speaks