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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!

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

Michael Play Video

Michael

Michael is the last single to be taken from Franz Ferdinand's self-titled debut album. The band shot the video for the single in Berlin. It features a cameo appearance by Michael, an acquaintance of the band and the...

Peaches - Turn It On Play Video

Peaches - Turn It On

The first video taken from the Franz Ferdinand Covers EP. Turn It On has been turned inside out by electronic pop maestro Peaches. Video directed by Nice & Polite.

Wine In The Afternoon Play Video

Wine In The Afternoon

Franz Ferdinand - Wine In The Afternoon. Watch the official Wine In The Afternoon video by Franz Ferdinand in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Walk Away Play Video

Walk Away

Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away. Watch the official Walk Away video by Franz Ferdinand in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The Fallen Play Video

The Fallen

Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen. Watch the official The Fallen video by Franz Ferdinand in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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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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Franz Ferdinand Biography

Franz Ferdinand are a rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2002. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals).

The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which debuted on the UK album chart at #3. The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinee" and "This Fire". The band have also received several Grammy Award nominations.

The band is named after the Austrian Archduke of the same name, whose assassination was a factor in the outbreak of First World War. The band chose the name after watching the racehorse The Archduke race.

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