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February 2021

Any Other Questions with... Celia Archer, The Big Moon

Aliens, Nandos and imaginary friends: Celia Archer from The Big Moon tackles this month’s daft queries.
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Published: 11:35 am, April 14, 2020
Any Other Questions with... Celia Archer, The Big Moon

This month, Celia Archer from The Big Moon runs the gauntlet of our random, stupid queries.

Do you snore?
I do! Not a lot. But defs sometimes. I think I might be the only band member that does actually. But other band members talk and walk in their sleep, so I'm not the MOST disruptive roommate.

What's in your fridge right now?

We've just got back from tour, it's a combo of non-perishables and stuff I've taken that was leftover from the rider. Currently, that's four cans of Stella, a block of cheese, sauerkraut, mustard and some oat milk. Dinner is gonna be delicious.

Can you dance?

Please see our video for 'Take a Piece' (yes).

How punk are you out of ten?


Who's your favourite pop star?

Ariana Grande.

What's the best prank you've ever pulled on a bandmate?

I don't know if I ever have. I think I always want people to be nice to each other. Maybe I need to lower my punk rating.

What's your favourite midnight snack?

Toast with hummus and tomatoes. Or toast with cheese and sauerkraut. Both give you freaky dreams, though.

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

No, I think even as a child, I was too painfully self-aware to do something like that. It would have been a performance rather than actually believing in an imaginary friend. I'd write a lot of stories though when I was little which were basically re-workings of whatever I'd just read but with me as the main character. I would also like to imagine that one day I'd be a rock star and LOOK HOW THAT WORKED OUT!

Have you ever sold your own CD or merch on eBay?

Hahaaaa, no. But ask me again in ten years?

What did you last dream about?

It was actually quite scary and stressful, so I won't go into it, but I think that's just because I had hummus and tomatoes on toast just before I went to sleep.

What strength Nandos sauce do you order?

I'm a vegetarian, but it used to be lemon and herb. Soz, laaaame. But I do like spicier food now.

Do you often get recognised when you're shopping in Tesco?

No, but one time I was in a Tesco with Amber Bain, and we were talking about some people she was gonna do some work with and the guy behind us in the queue interrupted us to be like, "Sorry, are you like famous or something? Should I know who you are?" I responded sarcastically that she was Beyoncé, hoping he would realise he was being annoying and leave us alone, except he then went, "Oh my god, really?" For a full minute, he believed it, before he managed to make the links in his brain about where he might have heard the name Beyoncé before and which human being that name was attached to. I've never been more confused by a human. I'd like to stress that he was a grown man. And that was his response. To me suggesting that Amber Bain was Beyoncé. People are WEIRD.

What was the last thing you broke?

My boyfriend's iPhone charger. After having broken/lost about ten of my own. But I am incredibly clumsy, so very soon it'll be something else.

What's your biggest fear?

That I would become deathly allergic to pasta.

Which member of The Big Moon is the funniest?


How many languages can you speak?


What's the furthest you've travelled to attend someone else's gig?

I don't think I've gone outside the UK.

What is your most treasured possession?

The perfect pair of jeans I found in a yard sale in Atlanta when we were making the album. They're so hard to find.

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


What's the most impressive thing you can cook?

I once made profiteroles with choux pastry and creme patisserie that I was pretty proud of.

Do you believe in aliens?


Why are you like this?

I'm a Gemini, babe.

Taken from the April issue of Dork. The Big Moon's album 'Walking Like We Do' is out now. They play Truck on 1st August, and tour the UK in October.

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