Vines’ Craig Nicholls discusses Aspergers’

Vines frontman Craig Nicholls has spoken about living with Asperger’s Syndrome ahead of the release of his band’s third album. As previously reported, the band had to alter their plans and cut back on their live commitments after Nicholls was diagnosed with the Syndrome , which makes sufferers uncomfortable and at times difficult in ‘social environments’.

Nicholls told the Observer this weekend: “I think it’s a mild case that I have. I remember when I was 15, I spoke to a couple of psychologists. But I don’t think they diagnosed me with anything. So. Maybe it grew. Maybe it
became more intense when I started in the band. But I’m not really sure.”

On his decision to carry on with his band, albeit more on studio work, he continued: “I feel comfortable writing songs. It’s a good outlet for me. Seeing as though I’m not that social, it’s a way to communicate.”

The band’s new album ‘Vision Valley’ is out on 3 April – single ‘Gross Out’ is out on 21 Mar.

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