Should the music business finally cave in on itself like a dying star any time soon, forcing musicians into new lines of work, don’t be surprised if indie’s Glaswegian fraternity team up to launch a rival to Travelodge. They’ve obviously got a thing for them – first there was Mogwai, with their hilarious dedicated Twitter for hotel reviews, reporting on which of Europe’s hotels “smell of glue.” Now, Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy has revealed a photo series he’s been working on since 2005 taking you inside the globe’s travel accommodation – digital portraits of himself reading books in hotels around the world. What next – Belle and Sebastian doing a tour of B&Bs? Hudson Mowhake writing a concept album about Britain’s best Premier Inns?
Putting aside our obvious disappointment that the Franz man isn’t spotted reading a copy of NME anywhere among the snaps (what’s Noam Chomsky got that we don’t, Bob?) showcased last weekend at his exhibition at Glasgow’s Central Station Hotel – here are a few photos from his 325-strong collection.