Frankie & The Heartstrings take Edwyn Collins’ son hostage

Hear Sunderland band talk on NME Radio tomorrow (Oct 6)

Frankie And The Heartstrings have told NME Radio they’ve “hijacked” Edwyn Collins‘ son Will, taking him on tour with them as their merchandise seller.

In an interview which you can hear in full on NME Radio tomorrow (October 6) at 7pm (BST), frontman Frankie Francis said the band have been recording with former Orange Juice singer Collins recently, and had met his son at the sessions. They’ve since taken him on tour with them across the UK.

“We’ve hijacked his son for the tour!” Francis told Owen Davies. “Will came along to sell merch for us and [tour co-headliners] Summer Camp. I don’t know if his mum and dad know that he’s in Wales tonight but he’s just kind of turned up an hour and a half ago!”

Francis added that Will “is not going to be going out and getting himself into mischief” while on tour with the bands.

Listen to the full interview with Frankie And The Heartstrings on NME Radio tomorrow at 7pm (BST).

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