Franz Ferdinand | Artist

Franz Ferdinand | Artist

Tags: Era_2000s, Genre_Art_Rock, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band formed 2002 in Glasgow, UK, by Alex Kapranos (vocals, guitar), Nick McCarthy (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Bob Hardy (bass), and Paul Thomson (drums). McCarthy left the band in 2016 to work on multiple projects including the band Manuela, along with his wife Manuela Gernedel. Julian Corrie (keyboards, guitar) aka Miaoux Miaoux, and Dino Bardot (guitar) both joined the band in 2017. Their excellent debut album Franz Ferdinand was released in 2004, along with the singles "Darts of Pleasure" and "Take Me Out". The album received critical acclaim, with NME rating it 9/10, saying the band was the latest in the line of art school rock bands such as Roxy Music, Wire, Travis and Blur. Stylistically the band's sound is art-rock with post-punk and synth-pop influences. In 2015, Franz Ferdinand together with American band Sparks formed the short-lived FFS and released one self-titled album. Other collaborations include performing and recording the song "Sorry Angel" with Jane Birkin for the 2005 album Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, plus they collaborated with Marion Cotillard for the 2010 Lady Dior campaign. In 2010 the band contributed to the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack with their adaption of "The Lobster Quadrille". To-date they have released six studio albums, standouts include Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

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Featured Albums: Franz Ferdinand

Related Artists: Sparks, FFS, The Yummy Fur, Miaoux Miaoux

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