Franz Ferdinand Work With Girls Aloud's Producer

by | 21 January 2008

FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed that they hired GIRLS ALOUD's producer, BRIAN HIGGINS from XENOMANIA, to avoid repeating themselves on their next album.

In an interview with NME magazine frontman ALEX KAPRANOS said: "We could easily make a 'Franz Ferdinand by numbers' record, but there's no point, no enjoyment in making a record like that.

"If we wanted to make a record like that we would have released it last year, that's why we've been taking our time to push ourselves."

The band have spent the past year writing tracks for their follow up to 2005's YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER.

According to the music magazine, potential songs for the new record include TURN IT ON, WHAT SHE CAME FOR and ULYSSES.

In the interview, Kapranos also expressed a liking for taking a long time to work on an album.

"Sometimes ideas evolve over a few months and what you start off from and end up with are often different and usually better than where you started," he continued.

Meanwhile, speaking to Billboard, the lead singer of the Scottish band hinted that their new album will be a "dirty pop record".

He added that the songs will make people "want to get up and dance".

21/01/2008 15:18:22


Tags: Franz Ferdinand - Alex Kapranos - Billboard - Girls Aloud - NME - The Music


More Franz Ferdinand

Bestival 2013: Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Johnny Marr & The Knife Rock The Boat

Bestival drew to a close last night (8th Sep) as thousands of revellers - dressed in their finest ocean-themed gear - celebrated the ten year...

In One Last Bout Of Summer Festival Euphoria, Snoop Dogg And Franz Ferdinand Rock Bestival

Snoop Dogg and Franz Ferdinand dominated Saturday at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Festival goers enjoyed a rare bit of sunshine yesterday (September 7)...

The Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action For Franz Ferdinand: Not Breaking Up

Releasing a fourth album isn’t as easy as you’d think; sure you’ve made the relevant contacts, established a fan base and have a depth of...


A Week In Music, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video, Dawes Talk New Album And Bob Dylan And Mercury And Jackson Duets Are To Be Unveiled

A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black Skinhead' (or 'BLKKK SKKKN HEAD'...

Franz Ferdinand - Love Illumination Video Video

Franz Ferdinand are soon to return with their fourth album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action' out on August 26th 2013 through Domino. They have...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative...



Franz Ferdinand Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Franz Ferdinand

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All