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Franz Ferdinand are ''fixated'' on their new album.

The 'Take Me Out' rockers haven't released a record since 2009 but are enjoying working on new material in their own studio, and are producing the LP themselves.

Frontman Alex Kapranos admitted he didn't want to say much about the record because their last release was ''tainted by bulls**t'' leading up to the album coming out.

However, he did reveal the lyrics explore ''the idea of the cynic's search for optimism and the sceptic's search for a manual crop up here and there.''

He added to MOJO: ''I've always liked the lead character in Alasdair Gray's Lanark growing the hard scales to defend the soft inner-self from the world. Socially awkward asthmatic with a self-consuming imagination. My 19-year-old self was electrified. Maybe the album is about how to shed those scales.''

It has been claimed Veronica Falls' Roxanne Clifford will feature as a guest vocalist on the album, while the band recently unveiled some new songs during an intimate gig in Glasgow.

The tracks included 'Trees & Animals', 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action' and 'Fresh Strawberries'.


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