New tracks, live favourites - and a classic sung in German by the drummer....

Franz Ferdinand are to release their next single ‘MICHAEL’ on August 16.

The single will come out on 2 CDs and 7″ vinyl and is to include ‘Missing You’, a track recorded in Germany in May of this year, live favourite ‘Love And Destroy’ and ‘Don’t Start’, recorded during the band’s album sessions in Malmo with Tor Johannsen.

The single will also feature a new version of ‘Tell Her Tonight’, on which drummer Paul Thomson sings vocals in German.

The band recently shot the video for the track in Berlin with a cameo appearance by their friend – the Michael who inspired the song.

Franz Ferdinand will play at T In The Park this weekend (July 11) and are set to appear at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals on August 28 and 29 respectively.

The band are currently finalising a UK tour for the autumn. Keep checking NME.COM for further details.