Franz Ferdinand are gearing up to play their first live shows in three years, and now Scottish rock outfit have announced the official addition of two new band members.
Almost a year ago the band announced that founding rhythm guitarist Nick McCarthy had officially left the band to devote more time to his family.
Today’s announcement revealed that he has been replaced by two new members; Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.
Corrie has been making records for ten years under the moniker Miaoux Miaoux, a project where the singer and multi-instrumentalist performs all the instruments on his own recordings. For his part, Bardot was previously part of a fellow Scottish band called 1990s.
Franz Ferdinand are about to kick off their tour of North America and are rumoured to have a fifth studio album in the works at present.