Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos is looking forward to taking a break from the band - because he hasn't had a normal life in years. The rocker has lost touch with his friends and family thanks to hectic touring and recording schedules since his band were propelled to fame. And now Kapranos is ready to enjoy a simple life again - although he won't give up songwriting altogether. Kapranos says, "For me, taking a break means being able to write whenever I feel like it. "It also means socialising, hanging out with my pals, going to gigs, going out and having a few drinks. Just taking all the stuff from life which inspires you."