British rockers Franz Ferdinand are keeping an online diary of all their latest tour exploits, in a bid to get even closer to their fans.

The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, armed with laptops and cameras, aim to report every single adventure on their official website www.franzferdinand.co.uk.

But frontman Alex Kapranos admits the project is beginning to take over.

He says, "All of us will be putting up a few words. I sometimes tend to write mini novels instead of a few words."

Spokesman CHRIS HASSELL says, "We turned the band into journalists by giving them laptops, microphones and digital cameras.

"No matter where the band are, whether it's a glamorous party or recording a track, fans will have access."