Put Your Body Where Your Mouth Is
received 03.06


Put Your Body Where Your Mouth Is

Suspicious is the latest project from Portugal’s Original Riot Grrrl, Suspiria Franklyn. She teamed up with Caroline Werbrouck from Antwerp (Belgium) in Berlin during 2005. Both ladies contribute vocals, guitar, programming and crowd teasing! Their diverse backgrounds give their interpretation of darker electro power-punk interesting flavors.

Carolicious became obsessed with music at the age of eleven after seeing a movie of a rock opera performed by 'The Who'. She worked for several years at a Belgian magazine called 'RifRaf', channeling her musical obsession into writing reviews and interviewing punk rock and underground bands. she found along the way that making music was way more fun. Caroliscious joined "Not Yet, The Clitpunkinvasion" in 1998. Four years later founded "Hara-Kiri" and toured all over Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg and the New York area, including a major act at the CBGB´s and a whole show dedicated to them from 'Team Spider Television' in Manhattan (USA).

Suspiria formed the first Riot Grrrl Band in Portugal in 1994 and remains one of the most righteous riot grrrls around. She was the singer of the legendary Les Baton Rouge whose last record, "My Body-The Pistol" received raves and airplay worlwide. It was also Suspiria’s chance to collaborate with producer Tim Kerr (Big Boys, Monkey Wrench, Bellrays...) To date, Suspiria has made 2 major tours in Europe and 3 major tours in U.S.A., playing SXSW in Texas, and clubs like CBGB´s (New York), Silver Lake Lounge (L.A.) and The Crocodile Café (Seattle). She has also been a guest on several television shows: Chic-Go-Go (Chicago), Fearless Music (New York) and Texas Live TV plus radio live performances all over the States and Europe.

Caroline started playing in bands in 1998 and founded the punk band Hara-Kiri in 1992. She toured Europe and all around New York (including CBGB’s).

Together, the duo take enormous pleasure dancing with the crowd off the stage and creating a calamity. They enjoy the feeling of being at the center of a maelstrom of destruction.

They have toured with an impressive list of artists such as Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dick Dale, Tim Kerr (Big Boys), Kat Bjeland (Babes in Toyland), The Hives, NOFX, Joan Jett, Franz Ferdinand, Toy Dolls, Sonny Vincent, The Briefs, Boom Boom Kid, The Vibrators, Semiautomatic, Anna & The Psychomen, Kevin Blechdom.

We recommend staying at home you can’t handle the heat: Suspicous’ songs can leave you feeling like yr body was used as a joystick by someone who hasn't read the users guide! Yummy!
By Christopher Dylan Massey + Church of Girl
4 June 2006