Any Other Questions with… Shura

Shura tackles this month’s daft queries.

The normal, everyday questions are so boring, Dear Reader. Yeah, sure, we all want to know about new records and ‘influences’, but also – why wouldn’t you want to know your favourite musician walked into a wall trying to avoid physically running into St. Vincent? Exactly. We asked the magnificent Shura some of our daftest queries. Here’s what she had to say for herself.

What’s your favourite thing about being a musician?
Being in the studio. I love playing around with sounds.

If you were on Mastermind, what would your specialist subject be?
I would be so bad at this. I love weird facts, which means I retain lots of completely useless information about many different things but am not really an expert at anything.

What’s your favourite smell?
Nag Champa incense sticks.

Have you got any secret tattoos?
I have eight tattoos. None of them are secret. I have a naked woman on my arm, which you often don’t see because I wear a lot of jackets. I have a Russian fish above my elbow that my mum calls ‘fatty’.

Who is your favourite member of Little Mix?
I literally have no idea. I don’t know if I’ve ever listened to them. Gonna check now. LOL, they have a song called ‘Touch’. Yes. I’ve defs heard this and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.

What did you last dream about?
Last night I dreamt I was at a theme park with all my friends. Phoebe Bridgers was there, which is weird because we’re not friends in real life.

What was the first record you bought?
I can’t remember the first one, but I used to love Norah Jones, and I still listen to her first record whenever I clean the house.

If you could win a lifetime supply of anything, what would you choose?
Hats. All hats. Beanies. Dad caps. Pope hats. Cowboy hats. I love them all.

What’s your biggest fear?

Which defunct band would you most like to reform?
Nirvana. With Kurt, obviously.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
I would probably be playing football.

What is your earliest memory?
Maybe when my twin Nick got pneumonia. I was really upset that I didn’t have it also.

What is the best present you’ve ever been given?
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

How punk are you out of ten?

What was the last thing you broke?
My iPhone.

If you won the lottery, what would you spend the cash on?
I’d get a house in upstate New York and an apartment in London. Both would need a spare room for my twin to visit!

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
I once nearly crashed into St Vincent at an event in London and to avoid a collision I face planted into a wall.

What’s your worst habit?
Biting my nails.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
House keys, my wallet, my Juul and a wristband from Way Out West.

Have you ever seen a ghost?
I wish. I would like to meet Casper. P

Shura’s album ‘forevher’ is out now.

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