HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?
Robbie Johnson (Drummer) - Well I guess we’ve all been through some pretty cruddy times and had experiences with being “stabbed in the back”. George (vocalist) once described a ‘Smiling Assassin’ to me as someone who's all friendly and smiling to your face but is totally two faced and would screw you over in a heartbeat. The name just kind of stuck from there.
WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?
Robbie Johnson (Drummer) – It was back in 2019 at The New Adelphi Club in Hull, there were about 30 people there… our only fan at that time was probably my mum.
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?
Josh Rogerson (Guitarist) - My last proper day off was a couple of weeks ago before the world began to end, I'm pretty sure I'd spent it practicing guitar and screaming at other gamers. As a band our last day off was a few days after filming the music video for Coping. That was spent finalizing stuff for the single/music video release, so in reality, we haven't had a day off for quite some time!
WHAT IS SOMETHING - APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET - THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?
George (Vocalist) - There's not a lot I have to have on my person. I don't really even care about my phone or wallet. No one talks to me and I have no money. If I had to choose it would be my keys in case I have to take my necklace off.
WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?
George Garnett (Vocalist) - A song I wish I had written is ‘kids of the black hole’ by Adolescents. The lyrics and melodies just get better every time I hear that song.
WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?
Casey Stead (Bassist) - Being asking to play a fans house party for what was only our third show, and seeing people crowd surf across a packed-out living room. It was nuts!