a/s/l: VASA

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? Remember when Myspace was a thing? Remember those time-wasting, laborious quizzes that everyone used to love so much? Birthday Cake For Breakfast is bringing them back! 

Every couple of weeks, an unsuspecting band will be subject to the same old questions about dead bodies, Hitler, crying and crushes.  

This week: John Niblock, bass player for Scottish heartthrobs VASA.



Have you ever seen a dead body?
Yes. Loads around me the last time I watched Poly-Math.

Who is your favourite Simpsons character?
That prick that says YYYYEEEEEESSSSS.

What T-Shirt are you wearing?
A Bellow Below (SHOUTOUT) t-shirt that has a vegan riding a cow on it.

What did your last text message say?
Fuck up”. Sorry Mum.

What’s the last song you listened to?
Intronaut – “They (As In Them)

How did you meet the people in your band?
Met Blaine in Uni, met Scott through Blaine as they went to high school together. We bought Niall from a travelling merchant.

What’s the first record you bought?
Some Kerrang thing that was absolute trousers apart from one Mudvayne song.

What was your favourite VHS growing up?
One of those Simpsons videos with 4 class episodes on them. Think it was the one with the Mulder and Scully episode on it. “I bring you love”. “Awwwww…..KILL IT

When was the last time you cried?
Last time I was in the practice room with my friend Steven. He made me laugh so much I was in floods of tears.

Have you ever kissed someone & regretted it?
….I didn’t want to break your heart this way Andy.

Best Physical Feature?
Bizarrely long arm span.

Worst physical feature?
Giant head / the ginger hair that is attached.

Reasonably ok/not bad feature that you’re not fussed about?
I don’t know…ears?

Do you have any pets?
No, but I want an army of labradors.

Ever picked up any injuries on tour?
I ruined my right shoulder chucking a Nerf ball over various buildings on our first tour in exchange for free pints.

What did you do for your last birthday?
Went to see The Contortionist and Nordic Giants, then got very drunk with The Contortionist and Nordic Giants.

Name something you CANNOT wait for?
Resident Evil 7 or a Partick Thistle win. Whatever comes first.

Do you have a crush on someone?
Gert, the Mimas bassist. Literally the most handsome man on earth. All of Vasa are gay for Gert. GAY FOR GERT.

What’s the shittest experience you’ve had as a musician?
A certain Scottish festival flat out not paying us after we’d hauled ourselves all the way up to the North of Scotland to play and nearly crashed and died on the way home. Stand up folks.

If you could go back in time, how far would you go?
Back to when I was about 15 and tell myself to eat less and move more.

How do you want to die?
Dog landslide.

What’s your favourite thing about pizza?
It’s pizza. What a silly question.

What are you craving right now?

Have you ever been on a horse?
Nope. I’m terrified of them.

What did you dream about last night?
Dreamt that I was pals with Robin Williams.

If you could go back in time and kill the baby Hitler, would you?
Nope. I’d steal him, force him to live in Scotland and watch as our grey country sapped the life out of him and cut his life expectancy in half.

Do you like Chinese food?
Not really but I had a killer veggie chow mein in Shetland, which was nice.

Have you ever been on TV?
Don’t think so, but my old man has and he wouldn’t shut up about it for weeks.

Ever meet someone famous?
I’ve met 2 out of 3 of Biffy Clyro. Simon Neil spoke to us after we played with Deafheaven and I ended up out for dinner with the bassist once. No idea how.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Joseph Thorpe or Joseph Thorpe adjacent.

The new VASA single ‘Burst’ comes out on October 29th and – o shit waddup – you can check it out for yourself below!

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