Scottish band Franz Ferdinand is reported entering the studio for third album recording. The band claims that they do not want to play the same old stuff for any British festivals and would like to come out with something new and exciting.
To keep the sound fresh, the band would like to distinguish their musical tunes to those of Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlight. They replace the electric guitars piece with synthesizer because according to guitarist Nick McCarthy, "There too many guitar bands out there now."
Summarizing the adopted genre for the new album, frontman Alex Kapranos said, "It's a wee bit different from last stuff but still very danceable, that's the main thing. It's always pop. Franz Ferdinand has always been pop."
The work on this album has begun since March 8, 2006, but it is predicted to be out in either late 2007 or early 2008. Furthermore, recording this album means that the band will skip lots of concert seasons. The 2007 Bonaroo Festival will be the only gig the band left with.