Throughout their careers, pop punk favourites Bowling For Soup have often been masters of a good cover song. Over the last few years the Texas natives have covered a wide variety of artists including everyone from Hanson to Kanye West. With the recent success of their most recent cover, a smash hit take on Miley Cyrus’ global mega hit “Flowers”, Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce Don’t Mind If We Do – a collection of covers the band has released in recent times, along with a couple of new covers. Don’t Mind If We Do will be released on the 4th of April and will be available on streaming and digital download platforms only. And it’s currently sitting in our inboxes so expect a review in the coming days!
In addition to “Flowers” and the other tracks, Don’t Mind If We Do will also feature a brand new cover of Patent Pending’s hit Hey Mario – just in time for the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie! The full track listing and artwork for the album can be found below:
- Hey Mario
- Erase Me
- When The Angles Sing
- Sometimes I Don’t Mind
- Already Gone
- Where’s The Love
- Let Your Love Flow
- Two Tickets To Paradise
We hand over to Bowling For Soup main man Jaret Reddick to explain more about Don’t Mind If We Do:
When I saw the preview for the new Mario movie, the first thing that popped in my head was that our friends Patent Pending had an amazing tune called “Hey Mario.” And on top of that, Rob had co-written that song when he was in that band! It seemed like a no brainer to do a BFS version of this awesome song around the time Mario was fresh in everyone’s head again!
I have to give credit to our amazing management team for the covers album idea. They came to me after we release “Flowers” and said “We should gather up all these latest cover songs and do something digitally…how about a covers album?”
First of all, I was pissed because it wasn’t my idea. But soon after, I rallied and the title came right into my head! We pick and choose covers like we would ‘hors d’oeuvres’. Our little hands dangling over the tray…Don’t Mind If We Do!
Bowling For Soup will be returning to the UK part of the bumper line up for Slam Dunk Festival 2023, taking place in Leeds and Hatfield in May 2023. They will join headliners Enter Shikari, The Offspring, Creeper, Yellowcard, The Hunna and Malevolence as well as Less Than Jake, Billy Talent, Holding Absence, The Menzingers, Pvris, Four Year Strong, Underoath, and many more across six stages at Slam Dunk 2023. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at www.slamdunkfestival.com and are expected to sell out – so don’t miss out!
Following the UK Slam Dunk festivals, Bowling For Soup will head to Germany for shows in Cologne and Munich, before heading to Slam Dunk Italy and Sbäm Fest in Austria. For full information and ticket details, please visit the tour section on the Bowling For Soup website.