Franz Ferdinand Biography

Front-man Alex Kapranos says Franz Ferdinand want to make "records that girls can dance to,” – perhaps the best musical aspiration ever, and 2004 belonged to this scarf-wearing bunch from Glasgow. Their self-titled debut charted at number 3 in the UK Album Chart and they went on to win the Mercury Music Prize that year. Rumours of a love-in with Morrissey have been firmly denied!

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Franz Ferdinand News

Franz Ferdinand unveil video for new single 'Fresh Strawberries' - watch

The band start their UK tour tomorrow - March 14 - at London's Roundhouse

  • Mar 13, 2014

Franz Ferdinand unveil German-language track 'Erdbeer Mund' – listen

New song is B-side of band's next single 'Fresh Strawberries'

  • Feb 28, 2014

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks working on joint album

The collaboration "sounds like the wreckage of a train crash between the bands", says Sparks keyboardist

  • Feb 7, 2014

Franz Ferdinand to let fans choose their 6 Music festival setlist

The band will play the Manchester event on March 1

  • Feb 4, 2014

Alex Kapranos apologises to Pharrell after accusing him of 'borrowing' Franz Ferdinand riff

The frontman says sorry for "all the press BS"

  • Feb 4, 2014

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Franz Ferdinand Music Videos

Outsiders (Live) Play Video

Outsiders (Live)

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Goodbye Lovers and Friends (Live) Play Video

Goodbye Lovers and Friends (Live)

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Darts of Pleasure / Jacqueline (Live) Play Video

Darts of Pleasure / Jacqueline (Live)

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Evil and a Heathen (Live) Play Video

Evil and a Heathen (Live)

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Right Action (Live) Play Video

Right Action (Live)

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Franz Ferdinand Reviews

Franz Ferdinand - 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'

Franz Ferdinand - 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'

Four years since their half-hearted third album, they’re back to their sharpest, struttiest, guitar-driven best

  • Aug 20, 2013

This Week's Singles Reviewed - 2/05/11

Franz Ferdinand, Beady Eye, Blue

  • May 3, 2011

Album review: Franz Ferdinand - 'Blood'

Dub, dub, dub you, dub you wanna

  • May 27, 2009

Live Review: Franz Ferdinand

Alex Kapranos and co take their 'Tonight' show to Iberia and are crowned the kings of Castile. Palacio De Deportes, Madrid. Friday, April 3

  • Apr 14, 2009

Franz Ferdinand

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

  • Jan 23, 2009

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