Franz Ferdinand's Nick McCarthy unveils new band The Nice Nice Boys - listen

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Franz Ferdinand's Nick McCarthy has unveiled his new side project – The Nice Nice Boys.

The guitarist has teamed up with Johnny Marr And The Healers' Andy Knowles and you can hear their new single 'Round Town', featuring rapper Marvellous Macc Mello, by scrolling down below. Recorded in McCarthy’s Sausage Studios and mixed at Abbey Road the single is set to be released on McCarthy and Knowles' label Meat Records.

The pair met at Glasgow School of Art in 2001 and hit the road together in Franz Ferdinand, with Knowles acting as an extra touring musician. Macc Mello's debut single 'Drop That Beat', meanwhile, recently featured on E4's Skins and the film Eden Lake.

Franz Ferdinand meanwhile, recently debuted four new songs – 'Right Thoughts', 'Brief Encounters', 'Fresh Strawberries' and 'Trees And Animals' – at various festivals including London's Field Day.

They are currently working on a new album which is the follow-up to their 2009 LP 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. The band have a series of European dates lined up in the coming months but no further UK shows confirmed for the rest of the year.



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