Any Other Questions with… Panic Shack

We simply cannot go on any longer without knowing that one of Panic Shack used to fancy Casper, and another is def, 100% related to Brian from East 17...
Photo credit: Jamie MacMillan

Yes, Dear Reader. We enjoy those ‘in-depth’ interviews as much as anyone else. But – BUT – we also enjoy the lighter side of music, too. We simply cannot go on any longer without knowing that one of PANIC SHACK used to fancy Casper, and another is def, 100% related to Brian from East 17…

What did you last dream about? 

Meg: Absolutely no idea, but I DID use to write all the dreams I could remember in my Notes app, so I’ll find you an excerpt… “Somebody stole my doormat so I barked at them – sleep paralysis.” – Meg, 03/04/2018.

What’s your biggest fear? 

Romi: RATS.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? 

Meg: I’m pretty sure Romi had a crush on Casper the Friendly Ghost.

What do you always have in your refrigerator? 

Em: Mayo.

Saz: Gherkins.

What is your favourite time of day? 

Saz: Finishing work.

Do you believe in aliens? 

Meg: Absolutely, 1000% yes.

Which supermarket do you shop at? 

Meg: Lidl.

What’s the stupidest lie you’ve ever told? 

Saz: I told people in school that Brian Harvey from East17 was my cousin (my surname is also Harvey).

How many hats do you own? 

Em: Between us, I reckon 100+ (Saz has a trunk specifically dedicated to hats).

What’s the best way to cook a potato? 

Em: Deep fried.

What is your most treasured possession? 

Saz: My trunk of hats.

If you could be best friends with a celebrity you do not know, who would you choose? 

Meg: Megan Thee Stallion.

What’s your standard order from the fish and chip shop? 

Meg: Oooh, sometimes we just get a rissole as a midnight-out snack.

What was the first record you bought? 

Saz: I got Teletubbies ‘Say Eh Oh’ on cassette. Does that count?

If you had to live as an animal for one year, which animal would you pick? 

Saz: A sloth, hands down (always smiling, chills in trees all day and does fuck all).

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

Meg: Getting recognised after a smear test xoxo.

What was the last thing you broke? 

Meg: My amp on stage, all fixed now!

Have you ever had a nickname? 

Em: ‘Smico’.

Meg: Saz has the new nickname ‘Mucus’ at the mo; we’re trying to get it to catch on.

What is the most irrational superstition you have? 

Meg: I always, very publicly, salute lone magpies.

Have you ever been thrown out of somewhere? 

Em & Rom: Almost got thrown off the Megabus on the M4 (it wasn’t our fault).

What is the strangest food combination you enjoy? 

Em & Rom: Okay, it’s not that crazy, but we are partial to a french fry dipped in a strawberry milkshake.

If you could win a lifetime supply of anything, what would you choose? 

Em: Mayo.

What is your earliest memory? 

Meg: Sobbing when I got a Furby for Christmas; best day ever.

If you had to be on a TV gameshow, which would you choose? 

Em & Meg: Tipping Point OR Deal Or No Deal if that was still on the telly.

If we gave you £10, what would you spend it on? 

Rom: White Claw.

You’re picking a 5-item breakfast. What’s in it? 

Em: Normally, just beans and mushrooms for our little vegan Saz. We actually have this discussion quite regularly, and I KNOW Romi would choose toast and egg; probs chuck a sausage on there, too, for good luck.

How punk are you out of ten? 

Em: Hard 10.

If you had to get a tattoo today, what would it be of? 

Saz: Sexy Marge Simpson.

What’s the silliest thing you own? 

Meg: I feel like Saz owns a life-size plushie HB pencil. 

Is there anything you’re brilliant at, but nobody else knows? 

Romi: Yodelling.

How far could you run, if your life depended on it? 

Rom: Saz and Em have actually both run marathons, so pretty far.

What strength Nandos sauce do you order? 

Em: Hot, probs.

What’s one thing you can definitely beat the other members of Panic Shack at? 

Meg: I would give the girls a run for their money in karaoke-off. However, I do think that Saz would beat us in a dance-off. Have you seen her do the worm?

Panic Shack play Dork’s stage at Live At Leeds: In The Park on 27th May.