“We wanted this to sound like nothing we made before.”
Replacing founding guitarist Nick McCarthy.
But there’s some good news as well.
So Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have launched a joint venture called FFS, and now the supergroup is making their union official in the way that bands do, by announcing a debut album. The self-titled disc has been slated for a June release, and the group have already begun whetting fans’ musical whistles with their first
If Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos were an animal, he’d be a leopard. Donning an appropriately textured leopard-print shirt, the forty-one year old bounces and pounces around The Metro Theatre’s stage, flashing smiles and evil eyes at fans even when his band screws up. The packed venue becomes an indie rock circus, with Gen Y
The era of skinny-jean clad indie rock might be on the wane but even in 2013, 90 minutes spent with Franz Ferdinand is 90 minutes well spent. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the Glaswegian foursome arrived en scene, bearing one of the most catchy and memorable rock songs of the
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Prestigious US music festival Austin City Limits has closed a day early this year after the second weekend of the event was pelted with what Thom Yorke called a “storm to end all storms”. Many high-profile acts were unable to perform, with some taking to Twitter to vent their frustration. A bit of rain never
AJ Maddah has lived up to his word, with today seeing Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand confirming a headlining Australian tour as compensation to fans after Harvest 2013 was cancelled. The band are about to begin a huge American tour, and will finally hit Australian shores this November, before heading back through Asia and Europe.
Proving that they’ve got a wicked sense of humour, Scottish art rockers Franz Ferdinand are getting their camp horror on, delivering a comically grotesque 3-minutes of hilarity in the form of the video for their latest single, Evil Eye, directed by the woman behind the videos for Blurred Lines and We Can’t Stop, Diane Martel.
Franz Ferdinand have gone unplugged on Canadian electronic artist Grimes‘ single Oblivion. Tackling the very minimal, glitchy electronic track with acoustic guitars and sweet vocals, Franz’ rendition is the latest in a series of Oblivion covers that have surfaced since the track’s release. Earlier this week, Franz Ferdinand unleashed their fourth studio effort, titled Right
In Alex Kapranos‘ own words, Franz Ferdinand‘s fourth studio effort, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, is “the idea of the cynic’s search for optimism and the sceptic’s search for a manual crop up here and there.” He likened it to the title character in Alasdair Gray’s Lanark “growing the hard scales to defend the
We always suspected that Scottish lads Franz Ferdinand were a bunch of nice guys, and they’re proving it by streaming their latest album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions (below) a full three days ahead of its official Aussie release date via NPR. Early singles Right Action and Love Illumination are good indicators of what
Alex Kapranos, frontman of famed indie crew Franz Ferdinand, has led his band onstage at Sziget Festival in Budapest over the weekend just moments after recovering consciousness following an allergic reaction to traces of peanut in his food. The news broke through The Cribs frontman Ryan Jarman, who informed the crowd during his band’s performance
Scottish indie darlings Franz Ferdinand are back, with the quirky quintet unleashing the video for Love Illumination, the second single from their forthcoming fourth full-length effort, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The video starts out pretty ordinarily – band members in suits, playing their instruments – but devolves into some David Lynch-esque weirdness with
Franz Ferdinand have released the video feature for their recently unveiled track Right Action. The track will feature on the indie lords’ fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and sees the band add another name to the extensive list of collaborators for the record. The band worked with Swedish music video specialist
Now, this is one supergroup we can’t wait to hear from. Blur‘s Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner have gotten together to contribute to a track, and it’s all in the name of charity, with proceeds going to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal. The four
Scottish kings of indie rock Franz Ferdinand are back with two brand spankin’ new tracks from their upcoming album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, releasing Love Illumination and Right Action online for your listening pleasure. Neither track is treading particularly new ground for the quartet but who cares when they’re bringing us those distinctive
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NME has revealed some of the artists that helped out on Franz Ferdinand’s upcoming album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Collaborators include Peter Bjorn and John member Bjorn Yttling, electronic solo artist Todd Terje, and Veronica Falls singer/guitarist Roxanne Clifford. On recording with Bjorn Yttling, Franz Ferdinand frontman, Alex Kapranos, said he wanted the