Bands with Cats- LEGS and Frankenstein Killer
– by Cheena Jean Normandin
Your band(s) and role(s):
Allie – vox, guitar, bass
Chris – guitar, synth
Michael – drumzzzzzzz and samples
What’s your cat’s given name? Frankenstein Killer
What’s your cat’s origin story?
Frankie was Miley Cyrus’ cat but she got tired of her and gave her to us. Thanks Miley!
What does your cat eat?
Frankie only eats the gravy out of cat food. She doesn’t even eat treats or human food. Only gravy.
What do you think your cat’s theme song is?
Do you have reason to suspect your cat is hatching any incredible schemes at the moment?
At this very moment Frankie is planning an incredible escape into the hallways of our apartment building. (Despite all living together as a super happy three-people-and-a-cat-in-a-one-bedroom family, Frankie has an unreasonable obsession with getting into the hallways… go figure.)
What is the last book that your cat fell asleep on?
Suicide — No Compromise by David Nobakht.
What is the most impressive thing that your cat has murdered (animate or inanimate)?
She will murder any set of keys in sight. The things she does for keys are both impressive and concerning.
What is the last insanely adorable thing you caught your cat doing?
She cooked us a beautiful fried chicken dinner the other night and dazzled us during dinner with a choreographed dance to her favorite song. That was pretty cute of her I guess.
What type of music does your cat listen to when it’s basking in the sun and swatting at shadows?
During fun in the sun she listens to the new Michael Jackson record Xscape. In the darker, shadow-swatting times, she enjoys stuff like Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks.
If you and your cat woke up in a weird Freaky Friday situation, what do you think would be the first thing your cat would do?
Frankenstein Killer and Allie are mostly the same person already, so Frankie would just do more of the same: lounging, sleeping, key-hunting, grooming… the only difference is, based on her apparent obsession (and newfound freedom as a human), Frankie would probably do all these things in the hallway.
You can follow LEGS online here:
LEGS recently played three shows back to back, including one at The Imperial, one at the Cobalt (the two-year anniversary for Come Friday), and most recently at the Biltmore Cabaret for a Beatles cover night. Of the latter, the band writes that “they got to walk the line between a possible train-wreck OR moment of brilliance with kinda freaky electronic covers of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ and ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’ (usually they would have said that covering the Beatles is sacrilege but the idea of LEGS covering a Beatles song was just weird enough that they couldn’t turn down the opportunity).”
Currently, LEGS is finishing up recordings for a forthcoming 7” with Swedish producer Jeurgen Jeurgenson and working on a music video with Matt Leaf. The band say that they are also “otherwise planning their escape from Vancouver into the hallway of life that is Los Angeles.”