February 4, 2014 8:21

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

The frontman says sorry for "all the press BS"

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Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos has apologised to Pharrell Williams after accusing him of "borrowing" a riff from him.

The frontman tweeted the video to the producer's new track with Paloma Faith, 'Can't Rely On You', last week (January 31) – watch it below. Discussing the song, which has a riff running throughout not dissimilar to that of Franz Ferdinand's 2004 single 'Take Me Out', Kapranos wrote: "Hey @Pharrell - I love your tunes. If you want to borrow a riff, just ask... "

Yesterday (January 3), the singer apologised for the comment, tweeting: "@Pharrell Sometimes I forget how easily things can get exaggerated on here. I know you didn't borrow any riffs. Sorry for all the press BS."

Pharrell has yet to respond.

Meanwhile, Franz Ferdinand tour the UK and Ireland next month. They will play:

London Roundhouse (March 14, 15)
Brighton Dome (17)
Bristol O2 Academy (18)
Southampton Guildhall (19)
Birmingham O2 Academy (21)
Manchester Academy (22)
Dublin Olympia (23)
Glasgow Barrowlands (25)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)
Newcastle O2 Academy (27)


To check the availability of Franz Ferdinand tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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