Plus band kick off remix competition for official release

Franz Ferdinand have announced details of the first single from their forthcoming new album, ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’.

The single, ‘Ulysses’, will be released on January 19, with the album, the band’s third, set to be released a week later (January 26).

The band have also announced details of a remix competition that will see fan remixes of ‘Ulysses’ released digitally at the same time as the single.

Fans can buy remix stems of the song at Beatport.com from today (November 4), allowing them to create their own version of the song and upload it to the site.

Beatport.com will then vote for their favourite remixes, which will be officially released in January.

‘Ulysses’ was produced by Hot Chip producer Dan Carey in Glasgow and London.

Check out the NME Office Blog now for a first listen report of the whole of Franz Ferdinand’s third album.