The story of the band Franz Ferdinand :
who they are, their sound and what they’ve accomplished.
Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that formed in 2002. The band’s original lineup consisted of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion).
What musical genre plays Franz Ferdinand ?
The band’s sound is a mix of post-punk and indie rock, with elements of dance-punk. Franz Ferdinand has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and won the Brit Award for Best British Group in 2005.
What has Franz Ferdinand accomplished ?
Franz Ferdinand has released five studio albums: Franz Ferdinand (2004), You Could Have It So Much Better (2005), Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009), Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013) and Always Ascending (2018).
The band has also toured extensively, playing shows in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Franz Ferdinand has sold over 3 million albums worldwide.
What side projects are the members of Franz Ferdinand involved in ?
Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy are both involved in the supergroup FFS, which also includes Franz Ferdinand’s touring keyboardist Dino Bardot and Sparks frontman Ron Mael.
Nick McCarthy has been a member of the bands Box Codax and Mullholland.
Paul Thomson has played drums with The Cribs, Yo La Tengo and The Blisters.
Franz Ferdinand has also released several non-album singles, including « Take Me Out » (2004), « Do You Want To » (2005) and « Ulysses » (2008).
Franz Ferdinand is currently working on their sixth studio album, which is scheduled for release in 2019.
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