On the couch…

Her loves, hates and fears and why Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill is her all time heroine...

Which song describes you best?

‘Doubt’ by Stereolab, because I don’t trust anyone.”

What is heaven?


“An unlimited number of Cadbury’s Cream Eggs on a beach in the middle of nowhere.”

What is hell?

“A year-long regional radio press tour.”

What is your earliest memory?

“I just have this image of a budgie, in the house that we used to live in, from when I was about two or three.”

What’s your greatest fear?


“Drowning. I think it must be the worst way to die.”

Who’s your all-time heroine?

Kathleen Hanna (from Bikini Kill), because she inspired me to start a fanzine and get into a band. She’s done a lot of things with her life to help others, to get young girls into music and to set up all-ages gigs.”

What’s the worst trouble you’ve been in?

“When you take a glass bottle back to shops in Scotland you get 20p, and I remember my brother used to steal them from the side of a rubbish van so that he could get the money. I always said that I was going to tell Mum and Dad if he didn’t give me all the money. I blackmailed him until eventually he told Mum and Dad.”

Who was the first love of your life?

“I don’t know if I’ve had one yet. There’s been three times where I’ve thought I was in love, but afterwards I haven’t been so sure.”

What’s your greatest talent?

“I’m organised. I don’t like being late for things. That’s probably what keeps our band together.”

Upon whom would you most like to exact revenge?

“People that you read about in the paper who do things like set fire to cats and dogs and do sick things to them like throw them out of tower blocks. I would do the same to them as they did to the animal.”

What’s your most treasured possession?

“A teddy that I’ve had since I was about one or two. It’s called Rainbow, and I got it in C&A for ‘2.50. It’s multi-coloured. I always wanted a Care Bear, but my mum didn’t want to spend money on one, so she got me this instead.”

What have you most regretted doing while drunk?

“I usually just become stupid and end up lying on the pavement. But the worst thing is kissing one of my friends. That can cause a lot of awkwardness.”

What can you cook?

“Scrambled eggs. That’s about it.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“Probably the warning that most men are led by their dicks.”

Can you read music?

“A little.”

If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?

“I’d love to see Drew Barrymore. Because I think if I saw her and she could see me I’d just crumble with shyness.”

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

“Win the Lottery. Headline Wembley. And see more girls making music than guys.”

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