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

Franz Ferdinand have announced their first gig of 2017 – headlining the Belladrum Tartan Heart festival in their native Scotland. The ‘Take Me Out’ Mercury Prize winners will be supported…