Glasgow singer Joesef has released his debut album, Permanent Damage, and he plays The Empire Music Hall in Belfast on 10 March and Opium in Dublin on 11 March. We asked him the BIG questions . . .

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Tell us three things about yourself . . .

I am Scottish. I write all my own songs. I can't touch my toes.

How would you describe your music?

I'm not sure which genre it fits but there's definitely a lot of vintage textures, a combination of organic sounds with more electronic, modern tones.

Who are your musical inspirations?

I really love artists like Tyler, The Creator, I love his production and the confidence that exudes from everything he touches. He is an amazing performer, and I love the way he presents his work in such a visually distinctive way.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

I think it was The Spice Girls.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Probably Demon Days by Gorillaz. I was completely obsessed with that album, I used to draw the cartoons on all my schoolbooks, when I found out it was Damon Albarn I was in shock, I'd probably assumed they were otherworldly beings who existed on a faraway planet until then.

What's your favourite song right now?

Parting Song by Etta Marcus, she's probably my favourite new artist. This song felt like a gut punch when I heard it for the first time.

Favourite lyric of all time?

Too many but I do love "I know you have a heavy heart, I can feel it when we kiss, so many men stronger than me, have thrown their backs out, trying to lift it" from Lua by Bright Eyes.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Carole King - It's Too Late.

Where can people find your music/more information?

My website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, TikTok.