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I hear an accent. Where are you guys from?
Steve: I'm from the UK.
Brendan: I'm from Australia.
Steve: We've been doing a tour of America, staring out in San Francisco, but we're coming up on the end. A Blink show is a good way to end it.
At what age did you start listening to Blink?
Steve: Eleven or 12. My friends were into them. I grew up skateboarding and playing the guitar. I feel like [listening to them] was one of those natural things that you do.
Brendan: Twelve-years-old. Older brother. That's what they're there for.
Do you remember what album it was that really got you into them?
Steve: Dude Ranch.
Brendan: Yeah, me too.
Would you say they informed the other music you were listening to back then and beyond?
Brendan: Definitely. Having that influence made me realize that there's other music other than what's on the radio. Stuff that's not totally mainstream.
Are you guys familiar with the band Wavves?
There's a band called Wavves whose sound is pretty influenced by Blink...
Brendan: Oh, I thought you meant, "Do you like the sound of waves?" I'm pro-waving. [laughs] Sorry!
Is your first time seeing Blink live?
Brendan:This is my third time this year. But it's my first time seeing them with Travis Barker.
Do you think Blink's sound has grown with the times?
Brendan: It's kinda hard. You can't expect a band to sound the same. They need to explore different avenues. I think they've done what they wanted to do.
Steve: I think Angels & Airways had a really strong influence on their last two albums. So they've definitely changed. They've had to.