Any Other Questions with… Arlo Parks

Charli XCX, teleportation, and Babybel cheese: Arlo Parks tackles this month's daft queries.

This month, Arlo Parks runs the gauntlet of our random, stupid queries.

What was the first record you bought?

‘Diamond Dogs’ by David Bowie.

Who’s your favourite pop star?

Charli XCX.

What did you last dream about?

Something surreal involving a cherry orchard and a goblin.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

I’m afraid I’m gonna take that one to the grave.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?

The Quagga – it’s a kind of horse/zebra crossover.

What’s in your fridge right now?

We’ve got some fresh herbs, avocados, heirloom tomatoes – I’m attempting guacamole.

Can you dance?

I can dance like a dad with a sprained knee if that’s what you mean.

Have you ever seen a ghost?

I’ve seen at least four ghosts in my lifetime – I’ll save the explanation for album six.

If you could have a superpower of your choosing, what would it be?


What is your most treasured possession?

My limited edition ‘Operation: Doomsday’ 7″ collection.

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

I’m afraid I have not.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

Decide to be a musician.

How punk are you out of ten?

Probably a solid 6.

Do you have any hobbies?

Writing poetry, cooking Mexican food, watching Hitchcock movies and traipsing around galleries.

Who’s your favourite new band?

Porridge Radio.

Have you ever been to a showbiz party?

I have indeed – open bars are a beautiful thing.

If you were on Mastermind, what would your specialist subject be?


What is your earliest memory?

Getting really excited about eating Babybel cheese.

What was the last thing you broke?

My own heart (oof).

Do you snore?

Only when hayfever season comes knocking.

What’s your fave TV show?

Rick and Morty.

Tell us a secret about yourself?

My party trick is doing the fast rap bit in ‘Rap God’ by Eminem.

Taken from the August issue of Dork, out now.

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