Fossil Fools: XTC covered

As they prepare for one last run around the block, the members of Fossil Fools, the UK’s longest running tribute to XTC, talk about their origins, their famous fans and their appearance at the XTC Convention 2022.

Under Mark Fisher’s intense questioning about their final set list, Terry Arnett (drums), Ed Percival (guitar), Dan Farmer (keyboard) and Matt Bell (bass) stay tight-lipped.

XTC Convention, Friday 16–Sunday 18 September 2022

The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, London, 29 October 2022 

The Vic, Swindon, 25 November 2022 

What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book available from the Limelight Shop 

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About the author

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. While at school, he set up the XTC fanzine Limelight, which he republished as The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls (2017). He followed that with What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (2019). In 2020, he launched What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast.