McBusted open up about working with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth
McBusted have spoken about the creation of their self-titled debut album and how they came to end up writing with Blink-182 mainman Mark Hoppus, All Time Low singer Alex Gaskarth and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.
Hoppus guests with the band on ‘Hate Your Guts’ (which you can hear below) and also helped write the track ‘Sensitive Guy’, while Alex Gaskarth helped the band create ‘Get Over It’. Cuomo, meanwhile, helped write ‘Getting It Out'.
Speaking to hmv.com about how the band got in touch with Hoppus and Gaskarth, bassist Dougie Poynter said: “We thought if we were going to use outside writers they might as well be in legendary pop-punk bands. We were already friends with Mark Hoppus from Blink and he hooked us up with Alex from All Time Low. The track with Rivers Cuomo from Weezer was written a couple of years ago, it was originally a McFly thing. But we didn’t end up using it.”
Then asked what it was like to work with the three singers, Poynter added: “They were all literally the nicest guys. Mark Hoppus is the nicest bloke in the universe. Alex is naturally incredibly talented and has a real knack, he writes like we do, sitting around with acoustic guitars, starting with nothing and building it up, which feels a bit old school. Lots of songwriters these days go in with a beat and work from that, but that feels quite foreign to us.”
McBusted will release their self-titled album on December 1st.
The album contains a total of 12 tracks, with the three more included on the album's deluxe edition. McBusted will undertake a massive UK and Ireland arena tour next year, you can get full details of that here.
To read a full interview with McBusted, check back to hmv.com on Saturday (November 29th).