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Review: Franz Ferdinand Still Have New Things to Say on Always Ascending

When Franz Ferdinand teamed up with Sparks for the 2015 collaborative project FFS, the only surprise was that it took so long. The former was…
Annie Zaleski / February 15, 2018

Stream Franz Ferdinand’s New Album Always Ascending

Franz Ferdinand have shared their new album Always Ascending in full. Their fifth LP in the band's sixteen year existence, the album includes singles "Feel…
Rob Arcand / February 9, 2018

Franz Ferdinand – “Lazy Boy”

Franz Ferdinand are putting out their new album Always Ascending, their first with a new lineup since the departure of founding guitarist Nick McCarthy, next…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / January 24, 2018

Watch Franz Ferdinand Play “Always Ascending” on The Tonight Show

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos is feeling his blonde ambition in this The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon performance of the title track off…
Maggie Serota / January 19, 2018

Franz Ferdinand – “Feel the Love Go”

Franz Ferdinand have released "Feel the Love Go," a sax attack of a new song from their upcoming fifth album Always Ascending. It debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show today, where…
Anna Gaca / January 8, 2018

Video: Franz Ferdinand — “Always Ascending”

Franz Ferdinand have released the music video for "Always Ascending," the futuristic synth-heavy lead single off their upcoming LP of the same name. "In terms of…
Monique Melendez / December 4, 2017

Franz Ferdinand Announce New LP Always Ascending, Release Title Track

Franz Ferdinand is releasing their fifth LP next year, Always Ascending. It's the band's first non-collaborative album since 2013's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (in 2015,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2017

Franz Ferdinand Announce North American Summer Tour

Franz Ferdinand have announced a new North American tour consisting primarily of mostly club and amphitheater dates. Their main festival stops will be in New…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 28, 2017

BNQT, an Indie Supergroup Featuring Members of Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, and Grandaddy, Have Released Their First Song

Thus forming the indie-rock version of one of those middle-aged-comedian card games in Louie, members of Midlake have rounded up a group of their friends to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 30, 2017

New Music: Franz Ferdinand – “Demagogue”

Franz Ferdinand have released "Demagogue," the latest installment of the anti-Trump compilation 30 Days, 30 Songs. 30 Days, 30 Songs is a project organized by…
Sadie Bell / October 14, 2016

Franz Ferdinand Go Deutsche for New Wave B-Side ‘Erdbeer Mund’

Franz Ferdinand go totes Teutonic on their freshly shared B-side "Erdbeer Mund." Alex Kapranos, Twitter-beef quasher extraordinaire, sings in German throughout the entire song, which…
Chris Martins / February 28, 2014

Franz Ferdinand Boss Takes Back Implication Pharrell Ripped Him Off

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has backtracked on his implication that Pharrell Williams pinched the riff from "Take Me Out" for Paloma Faith's recent single…
Kyle McGovern / February 3, 2014

Franz Ferdinand Boss Implies Pharrell Stole His Riffs for Paloma Faith’s New Single

Heavy is the head that wears the gigantic hat. The hit-making, Grammy-recognized mountie otherwise known as Pharrell Williams has been accused of musical thievery once…
Chris Martins / January 31, 2014

Hear Liv Spencer’s Disco-Propelled Remix of Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Action’

Franz Ferdinand staged a triumphant return earlier this year with their excellent fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. On December 2, the Scottish…
Kyle McGovern / November 25, 2013

Watch Franz Ferdinand’s Piercing ‘Bullet’ Video

In a recent backstage interview with SPIN, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos shared some insight as to how the band crafted the set list for…
Kyle McGovern / November 19, 2013
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