Rockers Franz Ferdinand are frustrated with their hectic touring schedule
now they're professional musicians, because they have less time to record new
The TAKE ME OUT singers - who last month (SEP04) won Britain's prestigious
Mercury Music Prize and were named band of the year by UK magazine GQ - only
signed their record deal last June (03).
Drummer NICK McCARTHY says, "It's weird; this year we've turned
professional and we've only practiced about three or four times!"
And frontman Alex Kapranos adds, "We're not doing what we could do at the
moment. We don't have time to write as many songs as we want to, to go into the
"I'd like to stop touring and go back into the studio tomorrow. But we've
The band has just returned from a tour of America and plan to finish the
year with a Japanese tour, another US tour and a special one-off show in their
native Glasgow, Scotland, before starting their second album in earnest in