Franz Ferdinand play first Glasgow show in almost four years Franz Ferdinand Tickets

Band play intimate hometown show in front of fans, friends and family

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand played their first hometown show in almost four years last night, marking the 10th birthday of Glaswegian cafe-cum-venue-cum-record shop Mono with a short set in front of just a couple of hundred fans, friends and family.

Following support slots from local acts Muscles of Joy and RM Hubbert, Franz - whose untitled fourth album is due out early next year - played a raw, stripped-back set that recalled their early days in the infamous Chateau, the Glaswegian art-space where they played their early gigs. Opening with 'Take Me Out', the atmosphere was celebratory from the off, and though the band didn't say much, did take the opportunity to congratulate Mono's owner, Craig Tannock, on the venue's 10th anniversary.

"Before we came over tonight I was talking to some friends," said frontman Alex Kapranos, "and I realised it's not just ten years since Mono opened, but it's been 21 years since Craig first let me put on bands in what is now the [Glasgow venue] The 13th Note. A lot of people in bands or connected with bands have had an easier time because of Craig Tannock."

Watched by fellow Glaswegian indie luminaries like Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and Sons & Daughters, the ten-song set was largely comprised of the band's biggest hits from their first three albums - 'The Dark of the Matinee', 'Do You Want To?' and 'Ulysses' all got airings - but also included three new songs, as well as a surprise cover of Dr. Feelgood's 'Roxette'. The new songs, particularly the Orange Juice-esque 'Stand On The Horizon' hinted at a return to the aesthetic of their self-titled debut, following 2009's synthesiser-heavy third album, 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. Another, titled 'I'll Never Get Your Bullet Out Of My Head' seemed to reference 'Dawning', a song by guitarist Nick McCarthy's side-project Box Codax.

The set was just 40 minutes long, and climaxed with their 2003 B-side 'Shopping For Blood' - with the band declining to return for an encore, despite the crowd's exhortations.

Franz Ferdinand played:

'Take Me Out'
'Tell Her Tonight'
'Stand On The Horizon'
'Matinee'
'Do You Want To?'
'Roxette'
'I''ll Never Get Your Bullet Out Of My Head'
'Trees And Animals'
'Ulysses'
'Shopping For Blood'


Read More On This Artist

Franz Ferdinand Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Franz Ferdinand Tickets

from £63

back to top

More News
'The X-Files' actor David Duchovny announces debut solo album
James Blake announces 1-800-DINOSAUR mini tour
Young Fathers stream new album 'White Men Are Black Men Too' - listen
Blur include records by Ellie Goulding, Radiohead, Bowie, Nick Drake in favourite albums list
Circa Waves cover Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' - watch
Run The Jewels share 'clean version' of 'Run The Jewels 2' album
Led Zeppelin share interactive video for alternate version of 'Trampled Under Foot'
Glasgow's Arches venue set to close following police raid
Ringo Starr says he originally wrote new album 'Postcards From Paradise' on drums alone...
Azealia Banks becomes Medusa in 'Ice Princess' video – watch
The Maccabees share new single 'Marks To Prove It' - listen
Everything Everything, James Bay and Catfish And The Bottlemen added to Festival Number 6 line-up
The Vaccines to release new video tomorrow (April 1)
Paramore's Hayley Williams unveils first episode of beauty and music web series 'Kiss...
Wilco cancel show in Indiana due to US State's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce co-headline tour
Drenge say Record Store Day has 'turned into a swamp of bullshit'
Future Islands record new music at Abbey Road and play new songs live - watch
The Libertines tell fans to 'expect album announcement soon' in latest update from...
Mac DeMarco performs 'Let Her Go' live on 'Conan' - watch
Universal call Record Store Day 'the single best thing that has ever happened to the indie...
Justin Bieber working on new album with Kanye West and Rick Rubin

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
16 Jun 2015 Art School Glasgow Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Franz Ferdinand Tickets
from £63

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM