Franz Ferdinand introduce new member at Benicàssim

Sons & Daughters guitarist Scott Paterson helps out

Franz Ferdinand got a little help from Sons & Daughters star Scott Paterson during a storming set at the Benicàssim Festival in Spain tonight (July 22).

The band, who were without regular drummer Paul Thomson following his wife’s recent birth, teamed up with Paterson, who took up guitar and keyboard duties while Franz‘s sometime fifth member Andy Knowles, got behind the sticks. They dedicated massive hit ‘Take Me Out’ to him.

The massive crowd on the Escenario Verde were treated to a set that included tracks from the band’s two albums, as well as recent double A-side single ‘L Wells’.

Frontman Alex Kapranos also dedicated ‘Walk Away’ to his sister, who was watching the band from the sidelines.

Speaking to NME.COM afterwards, bassist Bob Hardy jokingly said he “didn’t even notice Paul wasn’t there,” before adding, “I really enjoyed it, the crowd were amazing.”

The set was:

‘This Boy’

‘Come On Home’

‘Auf Asche’

‘Do You Want To’

‘I’m Your Villain’


‘L Wells’

‘Walk Away’

‘Eleanor Put Your Boots On’

‘Take Me Out’

‘The Fallen’

‘Darts Of Pleasure’

’40 Ft’


‘You Could Have It So Much Better’


‘This Fire’

To read our regular Benicàssim blog and view our picture gallery, go to And click back to NME.COM for all the news updates from this year’s bash.