Franz Ferdinand to release split-single with Dutch band

Alex Kapranos also reveals Little Boots collaboration

Franz Ferdinand‘s Alex Kapranos says the band have recorded a split-single with Dutch act De Kift.

Writing on Franz Ferdinand‘s blog, Kapranos revealed that the single will see his band covering De Kift‘s song ‘Heisa Ho’ – which is sung in Dutch.

“We have covered ‘Heisa Ho’, by the Dutch punk band De Kift, who are covering ‘Love And Destroy’ themselves for a split-single. Both versions are very different from the originals,” Kapranos explained. He didn’t say when the single will be released.

Kapranos also revealed that he has remixed Little Boots‘ new single ‘New In Town’ – after the two got chatting at the Shockwaves NME Awards in February.

“When we were at the NME Awards I met Victoria Little Boots. I’ve remixed her great new single ‘New In Town’ as a version called ‘No One Is Safe.”

Kapranos said that his version of the song is similar to the songs that make up Franz Ferdinand‘s ‘Blood’ version of latest album ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’.

“I made it in a similar way to the ‘Blood’ LP of alternative versions of our last LP [‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’], which [record label] Domino has just released,” he explained. “It’s still my favourite way to listen to the record.”

Elsewhere in the blog, Kapranos wrote about meeting Lynval Golding of The Specials while filming Franz Ferdinand‘s appearance on BBC TV programme ‘Later…With Jools Holland’.

“They’re [The Specials] playing Brixton Academy (in London), which has to be the gig of the year,” he commented.

Franz Ferdinand today (April 20) announced a UK tour to take place this autumn.