- 10:57 AM, Apr 29
An alternative rock act originally intended to be a largely electronic-based project which was named after the international dialing code for the U.K, +44 was formed by two founding members of Blink-182, drummer Travis Barker and lead vocalist also bassist Mark Hoppus. The establishment of the band began to take shape right after the announcement of Blink-182's indefinite hiatus in February 2005 when the pair realized that they actually still wanted to keep working in music under the same roof. Wanting to materialize the desire, both of them quickly decided to get back as a union to then write and record songs together before finally fixing their mind to make demos.
Later adding Carol Heller, former vocalist and guitarist of Get the Girl and Goodbye Radar, Barker and Hoppus delightfully managed to record sixteen new compositions by September 2005. The joy was doubled when the troupe made their way to purchase studio in the following month where they were finally able to play live drums also loud guitars and vocals which in the end became the key elements of the band's sound. In quite a short time, the troupe smoothly came up with their first song titled 'No It Isn't' and proudly submitted it on their website late that year.