Franz Ferdinand drummer PAUL THOMSON has set up his own independent record label so he can sign up his old bandmates.

The TAKE ME OUT star played with Scottish electro rockers PRO FORMA before he joined Franz Ferdinand in 2002, and they will release their first material on NEW! RECORDS in the next few months.

Thomson says, "I am already doing my own independent record label. It's called New! Records. My first release is by Pro Forma from Glasgow. They were my old band and they really deserve a break."

12/01/2005 14:16