Single "Take Me Out" from album "Franz Ferdinand" (February 9, 2004) was in an ad campaign for the PlayStation Portable game system and became associated with the YTMND fad involving a PSP ejecting its disc automatically. (2005)
Was named after archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in 1914 provoked World War I.
Their self-titled debut "Franz Ferdinand" (February 9, 2004) has been certified Gold in the U.S. for sales exceeding 500,000.
Started playing at an abandoned warehouse in the Gorbals which they called "the Chateau".