What's your present state of mind and being?

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't extremely content at the moment. I've found the last couple of months a bit of a struggle in terms of my mental health and well-being, but recently, I've learnt to embrace it and (more importantly) speak out when it does get tough.

What's the most overrated virtue?

I think 'Excellence', as we can't always excel at absolutely everything, it's our own shortcomings that force us to learn and become a better person.

What one thing have you learnt from your parents?

To never give up and always believe in myself when no-one else does. I'll always thank them for that.

What the most desirable quality you look for in romantic partner?

A great sense of humour. I think to find someone you can sit down with, and basically do nothing but laugh after a long day is extremely rare, but one of the greatest qualities in a relationship.

What and where was the greatest meal you ever ate?

I took my girlfriend to a fancy dinner at Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden for her 21st Birthday, it broke the bank account but was totally worth it. Service and ambience were great too.

What's your most treasured possession?

Extremely cliche I know but, I'd have to say my guitar? I was 11 when I got it and it was the first instrument I ever had. I guess I wouldn't be here doing this interview today if I hadn't fallen in love with Music so young.

What was the last dream you had about?

I studied A-Level German and it was one of the most traumatising experiences of my life, I was in well-over my head and had no idea what was going on for the entire 2 years. I keep having this recurring nightmare that I'm back in the gymnasium sitting the exam and a wave of panic rushes over me... not sure what any of that means though. (EDIT) I just looked it up and it supposedly means I'm anxious about being a success or a failure.

If you could say something to your 15-year-old self, what would it be?

IT'S GOING TO BE OK. Looking back, it seemed like everything was so irrelevant back then compared to now, whether it was girls, friends not liking you, or whatever. I literally do not speak to any of those people anymore... But I guess it's hard to know when you're that age and in that space.

You’re playing at Iceland Airwaves this year - our favourite festival in the world! Which other artist playing the festival would you absolutely love to collaborate with?

I'm so excited! Always wanted to go to Iceland so to play there is a real honour. Without a doubt, JMSN. I've been a fan for ages, and he's one of the reasons I make the music I do to be honest. If I do manage to bump into him at somepoint I'd love to tell him that.

And finally, who would you most like to apologise to and why?

I like to think I've made amends with everyone I've hurt in my life to be honest, I can't think of anyone off the top of my head.

James Vickery plays at this year's Iceland Airwaves which runs from 7-10 November.