The band show their concern for the environment...

FRANZ FERDINAND are to soundtrack a GREEN PARTY election broadcast.

The clip, which features the track ‘This Fire’ from the band’s 2004 self-titled debut album, will show a “nightmare vision” of a polluted environment in the future, reports the BBC.

The broadcast has been directed by cult movie director Alex Cox.

The Green Party, contesting over 200 seats in the May 5 general election, are trying to win their first Westminster seat.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Green Party said that Franz Ferdinand were “happy to show their support by giving us free use of the music, but they were reluctant to get drawn in because they are very busy recording at the moment”. The band are currently working on their second LP, due later tbis year.

The election broadcast is to be screened across all terrestrial channels later this week, and will be carried on the party’s website from midnight (April 25).