Punk rock godfathers Green Day have announced they will be releasing new material next week following months of silence. Frontman of the California three piece Billie Joe Armstrong took to instagram to give fans the good news this morning.
Armstrong confirmed the new track will be titled ‘Bang Bang’ and will be launched on August 11. The post also featured a new picture of the band looking cool as ever, sat on a pavement.
The last time the singer shared any information about new Green Day material was back in January when he posted a short video showing the band in their recording studio. The video featured the groups guitar amp set up and a short segment where drummer Tre Cool is seen playing a small steel drum.
‘Bang Bang’ is set to be Green Day’s first single since their unexpected Christmas Eve release ‘Xmas Time Of The Year’ and their first non-festive song since 2013’s ‘X-Kid’.
The upcoming single is beginning to put to rest a number of rumours that the band are preparing to drop a new album. Back in 2015 long term producer of the band, Rob Cavallo stated that Green Day had been working on five new tracks in the recording studio. Speaking of Armstrong’s songwriting abilities Cavallo said: “Let me tell you, they were just fantastic. He is absolutely at the top of his game,” “Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing.”
Green Day’s last feature length release was 2012’s trilogy of albums ‘Uno!’, ‘Dos!’ and ‘Tré!’ which all charted in the Top 10 in both the US and UK.
The band were also conducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame last year for their superb contributions to popular rock music.
Stay posted for more news about ‘Bang Bang’ and the potential new album.