Nina Nesbitt: 'I don't feel I am famous, but once two strangers turned up at my parents' house which was weird'
- Henry Northmore
- 14 June 2018
Scottish singer-songwriter on soppy movies, the NHS, Trump and Mike Duce
Nina Nesbitt, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Edinburgh has just released new track 'Somebody Special' but takes some time out to chat about Chewbacca, a giant suitcase, and a worrying childhood crush on Frank Lampard.
First record you ever bought
Not sure but first I ever listened to was Eva Cassidy's 'Songbird'.
Last extravagant purchase you made
An aromatherapy room diffuser.
First film you saw that really moved you
The Notebook (lol).
Last lie you told
'I'll do it now.'
First movie you ever went on a date to
I actually have the worst memory so I have no idea: I think I only went on one cinema date as a kid.
Last time you cried
Yesterday: I'm quite an emotional person.
First thing you do when you've got time off work
Last great meal you cooked
Frank Lampard. Don't ask.
Last book you read
I'm not a big reader but I read half of Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House.
First great piece of advice you were given
Do what makes you happy. Also, you're not a natural dancer.
Last time you were starstruck
I met Chewbacca last week.
First thing you'd do if you ran the country
Sort out the NHS situation.
Last meal on earth: what would it be
First song you'll sing at karaoke
'You Oughta Know' by Alanis Morissette.
Last time you exploited your position to get something
Probably tried to get free clothes.
First time you realised you were famous
I don't feel like I am, but once two strangers turned up at my parents' house which was so weird.
Last time someone criticised your work
Probably today, online.
First three words your friends would use to describe you
Ambitious, dry sense of humour and chilled.
Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
A suitcase so giant that I spent an hour at Atlanta airport trying to persuade them to let me on the plane and even told them there was a harp inside it so it could be a 'musical instrument'.
First concert you ever attended
Last time you bought someone flowers.
First object you'd save from your burning home
My dog (if that counts).
Last funny thing you saw online
Anything on @mytherapistsays Instagram.
Floor sweeper and tea maker in a hair salon.
Last person you fantasized about
Mike Duce [Nina's boyfriend and frontman with Brit rockers Lower Than Atlantis].
First word you spoke
I actually have no idea.
Last crime you committed
A criminal never tells.
First book you read for a second time
Probably Harry Potter as a kid.
Last song at your funeral
Brian Eno's 'An Ending (Ascent)'.
First person you'd thank in an award acceptance speech
All of my team!
Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
How many hours sleep do I get?
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Where am I and what am I doing today?
Nina Nesbitt headlines the King Tut's stage at TRNSMT, Glasgow Green, Sun 8 Jul.