GRACE CHATTO

SHE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE A TRAC­TOR, BUT CLEAN BAN­DIT’S CEL­LIST CAN STILL ROLL OUT IN A WALMART CHARIOT.

Q (UK) - - Incoming - PETER ROBIN­SON

Hi, Grace! Where are you right now? I’m in a branch of Walmart. I’m some­where be­tween Dal­las and, er, some­where else.

Walmart is great. You can use bat­tery-pow­ered mo­bil­ity char­i­ots. Have you seen one? I’ve not seen any char­i­ots, no. [ Shouts to band­mate Jack Patterson] Jack! Can you see any char­i­ots? [ Con­fused mum­bling in back­ground] Jack’s off to find you one.

Do you think it’d be an­noy­ing in real life if, like in your Sean Paul col­lab­o­ra­tion Rock­abye, ev­ery time you tried to say some­thing, some­one butted in with “daily strug­gle!”? No, I think it’s gr...

…DAILY STRUG­GLE! Argh! I mean it al­ways makes me smile, so it’s not an­noy­ing.

Have you ever driven a trac­tor? No. Jack has though. He loves it.

Have you ever driven any­thing heav­ier or more com­pli­cated than a small bus? No. I tried to join the RAF cadets at school so I could fly a plane, but then I re­alised you had to do all the other cadet stuff like train­ing be­fore they let you in a plane. Then you’re roped in – for life!

You speak Rus­sian and Ital­ian. Which is best: Rus­sia or Italy? Rus­sia’s amaz­ing and very strange. Italy is best for hol­i­days. Work­ing in Italy can be quite hard be­cause they don’t have sched­ules – we ar­rive at TV shows and they’re like, “We’re not sure when you’re on, could be in a minute, could be an hour.” We were on their equiv­a­lent of The Voice and the tim­ing was de­ter­mined by when­ever the judge de­cided the time was right. We waited five hours!

What is your most mem­o­rable place? Prob­a­bly the hos­tel I lived in when I was study­ing cello in Moscow. It was an old Stal­in­ist build­ing that was fall­ing apart, and ev­ery­one from the course lived there.

What was the name of your first pet? I had two – An­gel and Shane. They were cats. We named them after a cou­ple in Home And Away.

What’s your mother’s maiden name? Is this a trick?

Just get­ting you through in­ter­view se­cu­rity. There’s a clip on­line of Swedish pop star] Zara Lars­son fall­ing off a chair dur­ing a ra­dio ses­sion with you. What’s it like to be close to a pop star fall­ing off a chair? It was quite scary. It was about six in the morn­ing, we’d just wo­ken up. She’s so tiny though, I wasn’t wor­ried that she’d hurt her­self. She seemed fine when she got up.

Has your Walmart chariot ar­rived yet? I’ve just seen some­one on one – I’ll try and find one. Do you re­ally want me to get in one?

Yes. What are you do­ing in 20 min­utes’ time? Hope­fully we’ll just be ar­riv­ing at the venue in Austin. Then we’ll all work­out to­gether on the dance­floor. We do that ev­ery day – it’s an hour of car­dio.

Well, as the old say­ing goes: the band that works out to­gether, stays to­gether. Any­thing to add? I don’t think so at this stage. Bye for now!

“WE NAMED OUR CATS AN­GEL AND SHANE AFTER A COU­PLE IN HOME AND AWAY.”

Afterone’s own­cart: ona Walma Chatto rt chariot mo­bilit , y somew herein deepes t Texas. Clean Ban­dit’s Grace Chatto: she’d shrunk in the wash.

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