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Video of the Moment #2830: Franz Ferdinand

By on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 at 6:00 pm

Despite their stature as long-standing indie favourites, Franz Ferdinand don’t take themselves too seriously. The Glaswegian rockers released fifth studio album ‘Always Ascending’ in February and are currently in the midst of the U.S. leg of their world tour. The latest evidence that they’re really jokesters at heart is the new video for ‘Glimpse of Love’ taken from the new LP. All five of their current band members get into the act, with loads of priceless faceless expressions and even some bum shaking. Don’t worry, no sheep or dogs were harmed in the making of this video. Or so we think… This version of ‘Glimpse of Love’ is also special, in that it was re-recorded live so this one is different from the one on the album. ‘Always Ascending’ is availablw now from Domino Records. For all of TGTF’s past coverage on Franz Ferdinand, come through.


Video of the Moment #2765: Franz Ferdinand

By on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 6:00 pm

The day of the release of Franz Ferdinand‘s latest album is getting ever closer. ‘Always Ascending’, the Glaswegians’ fifth studio album, is scheduled to drop on the 9th of February on Domino Records. The band, now five members strong following the departure of guitarist Nick McCarthy and the addition of new members Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot, previously announced this series of live tour dates in the UK and Ireland, following the release of the new LP, last October. They’re now ratcheting up the anticipation by unveiling another single from ‘Always Ascending’, the decidedly dancey ‘Feel the Love Go’, which is available for purchase now. Liking the cacophonous saxophone in the background? Have a listen and watch to the promo video for the single below. For more on Franz Ferdinand right here on TGTF, follow us this way.


Video of the Moment #2751: Franz Ferdinand

By on Wednesday, 6th December 2017 at 6:00 pm

As reported in October, Glasgow’s most famous and most sleaziest rockers Franz Ferdinand will be touring the UK in February 2018 following the release of their newest album. ‘Always Ascending’, scheduled to drop on the 9th of February 2018 on Domino Records, is their fifth studio album but the first since the departure of guitarist Nick McCarthy and the gaining of two new members, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot. As a follow-up to the unveiling of the stream of the title track, the band have released its official promo video. Alex Kapranos has gone blonde, and true to the title of the song, the video does its best to elevate you. Literally. Watch it below. Stay tuned, as I’m sure Franz Ferdinand will release more from the album to whet fans’ appetites until release day in February. For more on the Scottish band here on TGTF, use this link.


Franz Ferdinand / February 2017 UK/Irish Tour

By on Friday, 27th October 2017 at 9:00 am

Franz Ferdinand have announced their return to the record shops next year. ‘Always Ascending’, their fifth studio album, will be available on the 9th of February 2018 on Domino Records. The day after its release, the Scottish rockers will begin a UK/Irish tour in Galway that will run for just over 2 weeks, concluding at Brighton Dome on the 25th of February. Tickets to the below dates will go on sale next Friday, the 3rd of November at 9 AM. While you’re waiting to pounce on those tickets, you can have a listen to the title track, embedded under the tour listings.

Saturday 10th February 2017 – Galway Leisureland
Sunday 11th February 2017 – Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 14th February 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 16th February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 17th February 2017 – Glasgow Academy
Monday 19th February 2017 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 20nd February 2017 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 21st February 2017 – Bristol Academy
Friday 23th February 2017 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 24th February 2017 – London Brixton Academy
Sunday 25th February 2017 – Brighton Dome


Video of the Moment #1593 (and more!): Franz Ferdinand

By on Tuesday, 5th August 2014 at 6:00 pm

Scottish rock stalwarts Franz Ferdinand now have a promo video for ‘Stand on the Horizon’, their next single off of ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’, their fourth album released in 2013. According to the press sheet, the song was inspired by frontman Alex Kapranos’ fond memories of growing up in the North East, specifically Sunderland. I can’t explain why the video ends on the beach, after a gold lame-suited version of the group has alighted for the coast with their mostly aged pub fanbase, but who said videos had to make sense? Watch it below.

But wait! There’s “more” in the title of this post, and there is. Frankie and the Heartstrings – a Sunderland band, of course – have covered the single and you can hear their cover below. (Seriously, how appropriate or what?)



Video of the Moment #1466: Franz Ferdinand

By on Friday, 7th March 2014 at 6:00 pm

It’s been a long week, and it’s time for something fun. What could be more bonkers than Franz Ferdinand‘s Nick McCarthy dressing up like a woman with a fur hat and lipstick cavorting around Bavaria? (I did a double take: was that really the same guitarist I met last October?) You just have to watch the hilarious video for ‘Erdbeer Mund’. You can thank us later.



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