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Franklin Fest 2016 - Pre Festival Interview - Fanny Pelmet and the Bastard Suits

Fanny Pelmet And The Bastard Suits will be playing as part of the Franklin Fest Saturday afternoon showcase at Leith Depot (from 1.30pm) with Geek Maggot Bingo, The No-Things and The Fnords.

What's going on with Fanny Pelmet & Bastard Suits at the moment?
We've had a quite year so far due to other commitments. Hope to do some recording before the end of the year, before or after our jet setting drummer goes on her travels to save the world.
Debbie: What's the bands backstory, and what is a Bastard Suit??
We've been together for about five or six years originally to cover Driving Stupid songs and other food based tracks but we ended up stopping to eat biscuits and cakes all the time so changed direction. This is what happens when you have chef in the band. We eventually found our way to do what we do now.
We're all Dr Feelgood fans and used to play a couple of their numbers and still do on occasions, anyway, our name comes from the description of their bass player Sparko Sparks suit as described in Oil City Confidential, the Bastard Suit part that is, which I think in turn was named as the Sweeney wore then in the TV show of the same name, and they were all bastards!
Debbie: Why should we come and see you play at the Franklin Fest?
We'll be playing some top songs: Freak Beat, Fuzz and harmonies, and a little snottyness. If that's your thing, then come and see us.
Debbie: What you are looking forward to the most about the weekend?  
This is our fist time playing the Franklin Fest, but we have played the Franklin R'N'R Club several times over the last couple of years and the audience, atmosphere and bands are always great. Really looking forward to seeing Thee Jezebels whom we've never seen and Oh! GunQuit who were fantastic fun the last time they played The Franklin, even if I couldn't get a note out of the trumpet!! Most looking forward to being there again, last year was a blast.
Debbie: It was indeed-y.  
Tickets for the Franklin Fest can be found here tickets-scotland.com 

Franklin Fest 2016 - Pre Festival Interview - Geek Maggot Bingo

On the back of their rambunctious debut album, Geek Maggot Bingo surely have exciting times ahead. Certainly no less than playing as part of the Franklin Fest afternoon showcase at Leith Depot (from 1.30pm, lest you forget).

Debbie: Please feel free to sell yourselves... 

Andy: We’ve just released our debut album, 'This Is This. This Ain't Something Else. This Is This.'

We'll have copies with us at Leith Depot on the 25th. You should all buy it. It will make you happy and not sad. We may even play a couple of songs from it in between all the songs from the next two albums.

And we recently recorded a few more songs and plans are now afoot to shoot a video.

We're also looking at how soon we can get back into the studio to record the next album (or two).

Johnny: We released our first album a couple of weeks ago. It's a festival of garage rock n roll joy and everyone should buy a copy.

Pease tell us a bit about the band (interesting and maybe irrelevant facts - all are welcome!)

Debbie: What are Geek Maggot Bingo - aspirations and dreams... 

Andy: We're a three-piece rock 'n' roll band, just trying to make the world a better place, one song at a time.

I’d really like us to appear in an episode of Doctor Who. Preferably one featuring Cybermen. So if anybody has an in, let us know.

Will: I just read Reg Presley’s Wild Things They Don't Tell Us and you should too.

Debbie: Why should we, the people, come and see you play at the Franklin Fest? 

Andy: I'll be putting new strings on my guitar. Second time this year. Come along and see them sparkle.

Debbie: Fair do's...

Johnny: The Franklin Fest has a ton of amazing bands this year so you can be pretty sure all of them are worth seeing. We will be doing our thing on Saturday afternoon. You may well find that our thing is your thing too. I look forward to every gig with these guys and Franklin Fest is no exception. People seem to like what we're doing and we love doing it, so it's always a thrill to get up and play. Add in a bunch of other great bands to watch and I reckon if I can't get inspired and excited then it would be time to chuck in the towel!

Debbie: Well said... 

Will: I like Les Grys-Grys a great deal! 

So, if that's not good reason enough to drag yourself along, then I can only suggest that you check your pulse.

Tickets for the Franklin Fest can be found here tickets-scotland.com & here... https://www.facebook.com/events/887127007990280/ ... More info on the Geeks here... https://www.facebook.com/GeekMaggotBingo/?fref=ts

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