Franz Ferdinand to release brand new track

The Scots' song is part of a unique collaboration

Franz Ferdinand are to release a brand new song as part of a unique project featuring a host of other bands.

Hot Chip, David Byrne, Deerhoof and TV On The Radio are also among bands who have written songs using original lyrics by Scottish artist David Shrigley.

Shrigley, who painted the artwork for Deerhoof’s ‘Friend Opportunity’ album, published a selection of his lyrics for an unmade pop album in 2006, titled ‘Worried Noodles’, which have now been used to write the new songs.

A double CD release, also called ‘Worried Noodles’ and featuring the original lyrics and artwork as well as 39 tracks created from the texts, is set for release on October 23.

Other musicians involved include Liars and ex-Arcade Fire member Final Fantasy.

Some of the acts contributing, including Hot Chip, will also be taking part in ‘The Worried Noodles Showcase’ gig performing their compositions.

All proceeds from the show, which takes place at London Scala on October 14, will go to Amnesty International.