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Franz Ferdinand Want To Savour 'Laziness'

Franz Ferdinand want to ''savour'' their lazy moments and let themselves switch off. The 'Take Me Out' rockers penned the track 'Lazy Boy' for their latest album 'Always Ascending' - which was released last month...

Niall Horan, James Bay And More Added To Bbc Music's The Biggest Weekend

Niall Horan, J Hus and James Bay and more have been added to BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend extravaganza in Swansea. The 'Slow Hands' hitmaker, grime star and 'Hold Back The River' singer/songwriter are set...

Charlie Puth, Vampire Weekend, Iggy Azalea And More - Five Huge Albums Set For 2018

We preview some of the prospective albums by major artists who are due to release a new record in 2018.Charlie Puth looks set to dominate againCharlie Puth American songwriter and performer Charlie Puth was one...

The Killers Revealed As Third Headliner For Trnsmt Festival 2018

The Killers have been revealed as the third and final headliner for next year’s TRNSMT festival in Glasgow.The American rock act, returning after a five-year absence with a new album earlier in 2017, will close...

Franz Ferdinand And More For Vo5 Nme Awards Shows

Franz Ferdinand, The Sherlocks and more will perform gigs as part of the 'VO5 NME Awards Shows' next year.The likes of Peace, She Drew The Gun, Yonaka and Superfood will also play ahead of the...

Franz Ferdinand Announce New Album 'Always Ascending'

Popular noughties art-rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced details of their first studio album in nearly five years, along with a UK tour for 2018.Having lost a member last year but adding guitarist Dino Bardot and...

The Lapelles' Gary Watson Dies At 22

The musician passed away after plunging into the River Clyde in Scotland on Saturday (13Aug16). "It's with shock, heavy hearts and sadness that we have to let you know the news...

Franz Ferdinand's Nick Mccarthy Quits The Band

Franz Ferdinand's guitarist Nick McCarthy has parted ways with the band. The 41-year-old rocker - who has five-year-old son Vito Gernedel with his wife Manuela Gernedel - has decided to put an end to...

Travis & Franz Ferdinand's Frontmen Join Midlake Star's New Supergroup

Banquet are working on Volume I, their debut album, which will be released next year (16).Midlake's Eric Pulido launched the band and tells the Dallas Observer he simply emailed famous friends and people he admired...

Franz Ferdinand And Sparks Announce Details Of Collaboration Album And Tour

In one of the most intriguing musical collaborations of the year, indie stars Franz Ferdinand are to team up with new wave legends Sparks for a joint album to be released in the summer. Rumours...

Sparks And Franz Ferdinand Team Up For Joint Album And Tour

American rockers Sparks and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand are teaming up for a joint album and follow-up tour.Sibling duo Ron and Russell Mael performed two homecoming gigs in Los Angeles over the weekend (ends15Feb15), and...

Franz Ferdinand And Deacon Blue Play For Scotland 'Yes' Campaign

Scottish pop stars including Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue and Amy Macdonald showed their support for independence from the U.K. by performing at a special campaign rally on Sunday (14Sep14).The musicians were joined by others including...

British Rockers Back Disability Equality Campaign

British rock acts The Cure, Franz Ferdinand and Mystery Jets have thrown their support behind a new campaign to make gigs more accessible for disabled music fans.The MusicWithoutBarriers drive aims to raise awareness of the...

Sparks Team Up With Franz Ferdinand For New Album Project

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed up with oddball electro-pop pioneers Sparks for a new album project.The Take Me Out hitmakers have been working with Ron and Russell Mael since meeting up in California last...

Jared Leto Leads Silence For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Jared Leto led a minute's silence at the MTV EMAs for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The rocker - whose band 30 Seconds To Mars won the award for Best Alternative act -...

Bestival 2013: Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Johnny Marr & The Knife Rock The Boat

Bestival drew to a close last night (8th Sep) as thousands of revellers - dressed in their finest ocean-themed gear - celebrated the ten year anniversary of the annual fancy dress and performing arts event....

In One Last Bout Of Summer Festival Euphoria, Snoop Dogg And Franz Ferdinand Rock Bestival

Snoop Dogg and Franz Ferdinand dominated Saturday at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Festival goers enjoyed a rare bit of sunshine yesterday (September 7) and Snoop Dogg performed a set, featuring some of his...

The Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action For Franz Ferdinand: Not Breaking Up

Releasing a fourth album isn’t as easy as you’d think; sure you’ve made the relevant contacts, established a fan base and have a depth of experience under your belt – all of that came with...

Franz Ferdinand Nearly Disbanded

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos almost broke up the chart-topping group two years ago after growing tired of the "routine" and "obligations" of the music industry.The rocker was exhausted and "incredibly miserable" following the release...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering an allergic reaction hours before the British band was due onstage.The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman...

Beck Performs Sheet Music Album With Star Guests

Singer/songwriter Beck brought his innovative sheet music album to life on stage in London last week (ends07Jul13) with help from stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and rockers Franz Ferdinand.The Loser hitmaker released his latest...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised...

Franz Ferdinand Want 'Instant Buzz' From Songs

Franz Ferdinand want their songs to have an ''instant buzz'' as well as a deeper meaning.The 'Take Me Out' band are working on their fourth album, 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action', and hope trying...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino Records on August 4, 2013. Frontman Alex Kapranos has made no secret of the band's...

Fatboy Slim To Headline Bestival

Fatboy Slim is to headline Bestival.The 49-year-old dance music legend - who topped the bill at the festival when it first launched in 2004 - feels ''honoured'' to be closing the main stage on Friday...

Franz Ferdinand Fixated On New Music

Franz Ferdinand are ''fixated'' on their new album.The 'Take Me Out' rockers haven't released a record since 2009 but are enjoying working on new material in their own studio, and are producing the LP themselves.Frontman...

Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, the director of Blur's 2009 track Good Song, has been installed as the 2/1 favourite for this year's Turner Prize. Shrigley is best known for his humorous line drawings, though also...

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