Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos enjoyed misleading fans about the direction their second album would take.

The band released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER last month (OCT05) following weeks of press speculation the Scottish rockers were moving in a new musical direction.

Kapranos says, "If you've had a couple of glasses of wine you say daft things.

"If we had suddenly gone, 'Right, we're no longer a rock group, we're a DJ collective and we're going to do grime now,' that would have been contrived."