"I want Bieber-mania" - The Blackout answer fans' questions
Yesterday afternoon I met up with James, Gavin and Sean of The Blackout to put your questions to them. Many thanks to the hundreds of you who submitted questions to the Merthyr band; sorry we could only use a handful, but all were gratefully received.
The trio were happy to answer everything honestly, openly and humorously - so listen to these seven clips as they work through a range of topics, including, of course, their upcoming third album, Hope, released in April on Cooking Vinyl.
James, Gavin and Sean of The Blackout
In this first clip, we kicked off with some silly questions, from Thoselungs, Cheshirecat and Blondiewonder. Icky tour experiences, loss of hair and making it big were covered:
In part two, Vickyonmars and Scarletvenom asked about the PledgeMusic scheme and Twitter rudeness respectively:
Staceylee, Charlxluv and Taylorsariot asked about touring with dream bands, regrets and opportunities:
In part four, Sampan24 asked about the message fans can take from Hope, what happened when drummer Snoz 'bust his shoulder' and their least favourite song on the album. Meanwhile, Riotsquadamal asked how Hope is different from their previous two. Oh, and I get a kicking for picking the questions:
Lilychan and Emma's questions for the band covered nerves before shows and the weirdest gifts that they get given:
In part six, I lost the name of a fan who asked about bad fan reactions to their music (it was DannisARiot), asked about criticisms they've had for their PledgeMusic involvement and how they feel responsibility for their fans' welfare.
In the last part, the boys talked about the mixed emotions when they release a record, the changing musical environment and its effect on their expectations of their lives in music:
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