“The song ‘Hope’ has a lyric: ‘Hope is all we have and all we’ve ever known’. And that is literally all we ever do as a band. All we can do is hope for the best. We never thought we’d get this far. We never thought we’d record one album, let alone three.”—Sean Smith (The Blackout) in Rock Sound Issue 147
“Ask Sean if he believes The Blackout will still be in business in a decades time and he will answer that he “believes [they] will be”, that his band “has good enough songs that people will still want [to have them] around” in years to come.
“I don’t want to have an egg on my face though,” he says. “I’ll look pretty silly having just said that when in two years time I’m working as as boot cleaner for Gus from Young Guns.”—Kerrang! Issue No 1356 March 26 2011 (via ethanwykes)