FRANZ TO THE 4!

Alex Kapranos makes an early morning appearance on Radio 4…

ALEX KAPRANOS further confirmed Franz Ferdinand growing domination of British culture by appearing on RADIO 4 this morning (February 2).

The singer was up at the crack of dawn to appear on leading political news show the ‘Today Programme’ where he was quizzed on the topic of ’Scotland’s role in making the music of the 21st century’ with classical composer James Macmillan.

Asked about an Arts Council grant Franz Ferdinand received in their early days Kapranos said: “I think we managed to pay for a quarter of our airfare with the government grant we got when we went to the Texas festival South By Southwest”, before going on to praise Scottish music.

“I think we should consider Scottish music in a global context because it has a global impact,” said the singer who will debate the issue tonight at an Edinburgh University lecture.

Finally, asked for his reaction to news that Tony Blair has named ‘Franz Ferdinand’ his favourite recent album Kapranos quipped: “I guess that puts us up there with King Crimson.”