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Blue – ‘I Can’ Ah, Eurovision. That annual atrocity of laser-white teeth and tactical voting that so revels in strapping music to a seatless chair, drilling out its eyeballs with…

If you were merely whelmed by FF’s anaemic third, then this album of dub versions could be the infusion you’re looking for. Dan Carey was the ideal choice for remixing…

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On the surface, Madrid seems much like any other modern metropolis. it’s all too easy to get lost in the throng of life that transverses its wode boulevards, high-end eateries…

Still louche, still dancing, but this time they’re showing off some new moves Album number one: “music to make girls dance”. Album number two: “music for girls to cry to”.…

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Raised eyebrows? Check. Elegantly stamped foot? Check. Arch grins all round? Big check. But this time the wry smirks are because Franz have done what Franz do best and written…

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Our latest little glimpse of the lesser-spotted Franz Ferdinand is in a suitable place – a sweaty, packed nightclub. After all, frontman Alex Kapranos did recently state that just-completed new…

Weird year for Glasgow’s prodigals so far: a handful of club shows, Latitude’s politely received set… that’s it. What’s brewing? The answer: a Stooges beat, some laser-synth stun-guns borrowed from…

It’s a lot warmer in here than at the Ice Arena where we played last time,” says Alex Kapranos, wiping sweat from his fringe. “In every sense of the word.”…

Franz put on some oversized French new-wave glasses, smoke an elegant cigarillo, and pull out the synthesizer for a very serious bit of film soundtracking. Not sure about the film…

Cold, calculating and too clever by half – that’s what some people say about Franz Ferdinand. Where’s the passion, the sweat, the rock’n’roll? Well, who cares? Pete Doherty does the…

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