Image for Listen: Blink-182 Return In Full Glory On New Single ‘Boxing Day’

Listen: Blink-182 Return In Full Glory On New Single ‘Boxing Day’

Written by Mike Hohnen on December 11, 2012

Just as promised, Blink 182 have released the first single of the 3/4 revealed forthcoming EP Dogs Eating Dogs. The pseudo-Cristmas tune sees the trio live up to their word of reverting to a more Boxcar Racer feel, and Travis appears to be right – this is 100 times better than Neighbourhoods.

Kicking off with a bit of an acoustic jam, the track has several points of similarity to their older stuff, and minus some of the more modern post-production techniques, the track wouldn’t be out of place on Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.

Boxing Day marks the return of the classic Blink ballad: think, Adam’s Song and I Miss You. It’s melancholy, and articulates some form of lost love on a past Christmas. It also sees the boys solidly practice their dueling vocals, rather than just Mark of Tom occupying the whole track. And as for Travis – the beats are as tasty as ever.

The band seem to be progressing like men possessed with this new EP; it doesn’t seem that long ago that they actually announced its release. We are sure to hear plenty more from the boys in the coming weeks. I reckon Boxing Day will sound pretty good coming from the main stage at Soundwave 2013.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Jamie Foxx Sings Tinder Profiles For Jimmy Kimmel

Give your swiping fingers a rest from your weekend Tindering, and check out Jamie Foxx singing real, somewhat disgusting, Tinder profiles on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show.

News

Here’s How Musicians Reacted To The New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer

Yesterday, the world united when the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens made its way online, and we all collectively lost our shit, meaning you now have something else in common with Gerard Way, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park and many more of your favourite musos.

News

Alice Glass Fires Back At Former Crystal Castles Bandmate Ethan Kath

Ex Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass has responded to her former bandmate Ethan Kath’s since-deleted comments about her involvement in the band, labelling them false and “manipulative”.

News

12 Injured In Twin Shadow Tour Bus Crash

The tour bus of Brooklyn musician Twin Shadow was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Colorado yesterday, which left 12 people injured.

News

Watch Green Day Play With Rancid’s Tim Armstrong At First Show In Over A Year

In preparation for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, Green Day played an intimate three-hour show for fans in Cleveland which included a surprise appearance from Rancid singer Tim Armstrong.

News

Northlane Will Release Their New Album This July

Sydney metalcore outfit Northlane have revealed they have finished recording their new album, their first with new vocalist Marcus Bridge, and will be releasing it sometime this July.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You