Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand: Tonight's the night

Their debut was an instant hit, the follow-up a disappointment. Third time round, Franz Ferdinand have put the glitterball back into the guitar stomp with their new album Tonight, reveals Aidan Smith.

Dead man dancing shakes a leg for Alex

THEY have secured a Mercury Music Prize, a number one album and millions of fans around the world in their first four years of stardom. But Franz Ferdinand have a skeleton in their closet.

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One man brand Kapranos now turns his hand to producing

AFTER two best-selling albums, dozens of awards and critical and commercial success worldwide, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has added another string to his bow, by turning music producer.

Kapranos and co love the sound of walking away

IT'S SO much better on holiday. At least it is if you're a member of Franz Ferdinand.

Snack nearly spoiled my T says singer

FRANZ Ferdinand's lead singer Alex Kapranos has revealed that the band's Scottish homecoming almost turned to tragedy at the T in the Park music festival when he accidentally ate a tuna dish containing allergy-triggering nuts just minutes before going on stage.

Franz Ferdinand to rewrite script at book festival

ROCK stars Franz Ferdinand are to join the line-up at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, it was announced yesterday.

In pictures: Franz Ferdinand

When I was told I was going to be photographing Franz Ferdinand in Madrid, I just couldn't believe it.

Kapranos: Glasgow is destroying its heritage

HE WRITES songs for girls to dance to and his band have sold millions of records in just three years.

Masters of the universe

When you are but a cog - no, a cogette - in the mighty media whirl, you often fantasise about what it must be like to wield great power. For instance, if I were to key the words 'Franz' and 'Ferdinand' into the cuttings library in my computer, could I cause complete system meltdown?

Franz Ferdinand Podcast

Hear Alex Kapranos, lead singer of Franz Ferdinand, and bass guitarist Bob Hardy in conversation with Scotland on Sunday features writer Aidan Smith.

Franz tune in to free African healthcare fight

SCOTS rockers Franz Ferdinand have become the latest high-profile names to join a major campaign for free healthcare in Africa.

Band in African healthcare plea

SCOTS rockers Franz Ferdinand have joined a major campaign for free healthcare in Africa.

Take me out to a restaurant

FRANZ Ferdinand front-man Alex Kapranos is set to release a book this summer - and it's not an account of his rock and roll lifestyle.

Ferdinand say $50m is not so much better

SCOTS rockers Franz Ferdinand turned down a lucrative role in a $50m (£29m) advertising campaign for fear it would compromise their artistic integrity.

Could Glasgow have it even better still?

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, MANY Scottish bands have found themselves sucked into the wake of Franz Ferdinand. The feeling, however, is that they've mostly been shoehorned into the role of "the next Franz Ferdinand". Sons and Daughters are perhaps the most obvious example. Label-mates of Alex Kapranos, they are musically their complete opposites, yet commentators keen to discover the next big Caledonian thing are constantly comparing them.

Best live band accolade for Franz Ferdinand

SCOTS rockers Franz Ferdinand last night beat off competition from the likes of Green Day, the Kaiser Chiefs and Oasis to win the coveted title of best live act at the NME music awards.

Franz and school fans

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman Alex Kapranos has taken part in a question and answer session with pupils at East Linton Primary School.

Franz Ferdinand singer dismisses Doors legend

FRANZ Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has dismissed rock legend Jim Morrison as pretentious in an outspoken attack on rival songwriters and the music industry.

Alex's long wait for his first kiss

THE Lead singer of Scots supergroup Franz Ferdinand has revealed he didn't kiss a girl until he was 18.

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