Dig a bit of rock ‘n’ roll grit when it’s combined with a charming nonchalance? If so, Shitkid is the musician for you.

She may have chosen a less than clean name but the 24-year-old Åsa Söderqvist is certainly no slouch when it comes to writing a good tune. Sure, it’s poles apart from the slick commercial pop that gets all the attention these days. But the Swedish starlet likes doing things her way.

Hailing from the north of Sweden, Åsa moved to Gothenburg after high school and started a feminist punk band. A period of introspection followed, recording what would become her debut self-titled EP on a broken computer at home.

With her debut album – titled Fish – due out on PNKSLM Recordings on June 2nd she’s ready to return to the limelight. And the first step is her forthcoming brace of appearances this month at The Great Escape festival in Brighton and a London date at Bush Hall.

This is your chance to get up close and personal with Åsa’s anarchic approach to pop. She has a bewitching ability to mesmerise a crowd with her tipsy cooing and barking, all timed to perfection with the gutsy guitar fuzz and harsh digital drums that surround her.

We were curious to find out more. We went in search of Åsa ahead of her UK gigs to ask her our burning questions. Little did we know that it would feature Nickelback, endless eating and extra-terrestrial spaceships in the desert. Behold…

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Lo-fi shit

My favourite film ever is…
School of Rock

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Justin Timberlake

The song I hate the most is…
Fat-Mad-N-Gone by ShitKid

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
School

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Nickelback

My favourite word is…
Naturrutan

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Being able to eat and eat and never get full, a power I once possessed.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Area 51

I think you should listen to…
Viagra Boys

Shitkid plays Brixton Windmill on May 22nd and The Great Escape festival in Brighton on May 18th and 19th