Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

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Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2002 and played an important part in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which entered the UK album chart at #3. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand
  • You Could Have It So Much Better
    You Could Have It So Much Better
  • Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
    Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
  • Franz Ferdinand (SPECIAL EDITION VERSION)
    Franz Ferdinand (SPECIAL EDITION VERSION)
  • Take Me Out
    Take Me Out
  • Observer EP [Promo]
    Observer EP [Promo]
  • Blood: Franz Ferdinand
    Blood: Franz Ferdinand
  • Demos
    Demos
  • Do You Want To
    Do You Want To
  • Ulysses
    Ulysses
  • No You Girls
    No You Girls
  • Michael
    Michael
  • Darts of Pleasure
    Darts of Pleasure
  • The Fallen
    The Fallen
  • Eleanor Put Your Boots on
    Eleanor Put Your Boots on
  • You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand
    You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand
  • Matinee
    Matinee
  • Walk Away
    Walk Away
  • Lucid Dreams
    Lucid Dreams
  • Remixes
    Remixes
  • Matinée
    Matinée
  • 2004-08-28: Reading Festival, Reading, UK
    2004-08-28: Reading Festival, Reading, UK
  • This Fffire
    This Fffire
  • Do You Want To (CD2)
    Do You Want To (CD2)
  • Franz Ferdinand (bonus disc)
    Franz Ferdinand (bonus disc)
  • The Fallen / Do You Want To
    The Fallen / Do You Want To
  • You Could Have It...
    You Could Have It...
  • Take Me Out (Daft Punk remix)
    Take Me Out (Daft Punk remix)
  • Michael, Pt. 2
    Michael, Pt. 2
  • Fabulously Lazy
    Fabulously Lazy
  • Scotland on Sunday Special
    Scotland on Sunday Special
  • What You Meant (Acoustic Version)
    What You Meant (Acoustic Version)
  • Fallen
    Fallen
  • Do You Want To (CD1)
    Do You Want To (CD1)
  • 2005-5-20: B2 Club, Moscow, Russia
    2005-5-20: B2 Club, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004-08-22: Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
    2004-08-22: Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
  • 'The Observer' Promo
    'The Observer' Promo
  • Your Diary
    Your Diary
  • Franz Ferdinand (bonus disc: Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam)
    Franz Ferdinand (bonus disc: Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam)
  • 2005-03-04: Black Session, Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, FR
    2005-03-04: Black Session, Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, FR
  • Do You Want To (disc 2)
    Do You Want To (disc 2)
  • The Perfect Driving Album
    The Perfect Driving Album
  • Better In Hoboken
    Better In Hoboken
  • Words So Leisured
    Words So Leisured
  • [non-album tracks]
    [non-album tracks]
  • 40' (Acoustic Version)
    40' (Acoustic Version)
  • 2004-06-25: Glastonbury, UK
    2004-06-25: Glastonbury, UK
  • All For You, Sophia
    All For You, Sophia

Franz Ferdinand. Artist Bio

Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2002 and played an important part in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals).

The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which entered the UK album chart at #3. The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinée" and "This Fire". The band has also received several Grammy Award nominations.

The band is named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination was one of the main reasons for the start of the First World War. The band decided on the name after seeing a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand win the Northumberland Plate in 2001, eventually coming to the decision as the alliteration and sound of the name appealed to them.

- Discography
Franz Ferdinand (2004)
You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009)


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