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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand


Famous as :

Rock and roll band

Birth Date :


Birth Place :

Glasgow, Scotland

Claim to fame :

Album "Franz Ferdinand" (February 9, 2004)


Franz Ferdinand were formed in 2002 with members comprising of lead vocalist Alex Kapranos, bass guitarist Bob Hardy, keyboardist Nick McCartney and drummer Paul Thomson. In May 2003, they were signed to independent recording company Domino Records and released a mini album called "Darts of Pleasure". Through the EP, they won "Phillip Hall Radar Award" at 2004 NME Awards.

Eager to build larger fan base, this band decided to move from Glasgow, Scotland to Malmo, Sweden, where they hooked up with producer Tore Johansson. Building a close relationship with the producer, they then worked with him to make music for their self-titled debut album. They experienced massive success as the record peaked at number 3 on U.K. Albums chart and climbed to number 32 on Billboard Hot 200.

Latest News

Beck Joined by Franz Ferdinand and Others to Perform 'Song Reader'

July 08, 2013 09:25:32 GMT

recently took the stage at London's Barbican for the first full live performance of "", his 2012 sheet music collection. A group of British musicians including , Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton and joined the multi-instrumentalist onstage to perform his sheet music.

Franz Ferdinand, Romeo Stoddart and More to Appear on Edwyn Collins' Comeback Album

June 17, 2010 08:24:58 GMT

stars Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy, The Magic Numbers' frontman Romeo Stoddart and Johnny Marr are among the stars who will appear on Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins' first full-length album since suffering a stroke in 2005.

Franz Ferdinand's Frontman Busted for Criminal Offense

April 13, 2010 02:53:00 GMT

frontman Alex Kapranos was "busted" by cops in Mexico over the weekend after he was caught drinking on the street. The singer was enjoying a night out with pals in Mexico City on Saturday, April 10, celebrating the conclusion of the band's Latin American tour.

Marion Cotillard and Franz Ferdinand Hit Studio for Dior Duet

January 18, 2010 10:05:11 GMT

French Oscar winner has teamed up with Scottish rockers to record a new song for fashion house Dior. The "" star, who is the face of the French brand, has stepped up to the microphone to sing lead vocals on Franz Ferdinand's "The Eyes Of Mars".

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