The band come up with the idea backstage at T In The Park...
FRANZ FERDINAND stole the show at their ‘homecoming’ at T IN THE PARK this afternoon (July 11) – and then told NME.COM they’d like to curate their own event.
The band, who have Scottish roots, played to one of the biggest daytime crowds of the weekend on the Main Stage this afternoon.
Dressed in snappy black suits singer Alex Kapranos often looked overwhelmed at the audience reaction, particularly during single ’Take Me Out’, which is a contender for anthem of T so far.
The bulk of the band’s set was comprised of their hugely successful debut album. They opened with ’Cheating On You’, before playing a touching version of ’Come On Home’. From there ’Tell Her Tonight’, ’40 Feet’, ’This Fire’ and ’Darts Of Pleasure’ were all lapped up by the flag waving crowd. Some at the front looked to be at the point of tears.
Speaking backstage after the set, singer Alex Kapranos said playing T had been “a total homecoming”.
He said: “It was a really strong welcome back to Scotland. I could see millions of hands, millions of Scottish flags, a spiderman, a girl with her tits out, a guy with his tits out, and thousands and thousands of people dancing. It was perfect.”
Alex told NME.COM the next step for the band would be to put together their own festival, with Franz choosing the bands on the bill.
He said: “In the past we have dabbled into more unusual events and I think it’s something we’d like to look to in the future, particularly when we’ve got a little bit more time to think about ways to make it a bit more special. Scotland would be the first place we’d go. It’s that lateral thought that keeps the music scene exciting and interesting.”
One idea would be to hold a festival in a city such as Glasgow, with each member of the band putting together their own unique bill at a different venue.
Alex continued: “There’s thousands of good bands coming out of Glasgow and Scotland.”
The band said they’ve also been working on songs for their second album, and would like to collaborate with Dan The Automator as a producer at some point in the future.
Following Franz on the Main Stage are The Thrills, PJ Harvey, Kings Of Leon, Pixies and headliners The Strokes.