Supergroups are something that seem to almost please everyone. When members of numerous bands come together, there’s bound to be a merging of creative minds that results in something that music fans will just adore. Hopefully this will be the case when it comes to the new supergroup made up of members of Green Day, Rancid, and SWMRS.
As NME reports, the new supergroup features Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, in addition to Billie Joe’s son Joey from the band SWMRS, and Tim Armstrong’s nephew Rey. Clearly inspired by punk contemporaries the Ramones, this punk supergroup have decided to go with one of the most fitting, and unimaginable names possible; the Armstrongs.
Despite having only formed recently, the group have already recorded and released their first song ‘If There Ever Was A Time’. Proceeds from the sale of the track are set to go towards 924 Gilman, a legendary non-profit punk venue that helped both Rancid and Green Day kickstart their careers. The group are also set to release a physical version of the single, a flexi-disc vinyl which will be limited to 1000 copies.
While it might not sound exactly what you would expect from a Rancid and Green Day supergroup, it still features the classic vocals from both group’s lead singers. Despite lacking the punk energy that both groups have been famous for displaying throughout their careers, we can still enjoy it until the group release further songs. Hopefully they show off a bit more of the attitude that we expect.
Check out the Armstrongs’ debut single ‘If There Was Ever A Time’, below.Write a Letter to the Editor