Franz Ferdinand Biography (Wikipedia)
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar, keyboard), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar and backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and backing vocals) joined the band in 2017 after McCarthy left during the previous year. The band has been notable for being one of the more popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits. They have been nominated for several Grammy Awards and have received two Brit Awards – winning one for Best British Group – as well as one NME Award.
The band's first two singles, "Darts of Pleasure" and "Take Me Out", peaked within the top-50 on the UK Singles Chart. "Take Me Out" achieved global recognition by charting in several countries and went on to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It has since been noted as the band's signature song as well. The band released their self-titled debut studio album on 9 February 2004 to critical acclaim. The album won the 2004 Mercury Prize and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album.
- Franz Ferdinand Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05wg951.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05wg951.jpg2018-01-30T12:20:00.000ZAlex Kapranos and Julian Corrie from the band talk to Janice about their new albumhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05wk4sh
Franz Ferdinand Interview
- "It's a magnificent venue" Franz Ferdinand on Barrowlandshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hmwj3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hmwj3.jpg2017-03-13T13:00:00.000ZFranz Ferdinand on Glasgow's iconic Barrowlands.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wjhqd
"It's a magnificent venue" Franz Ferdinand on Barrowlands
- FFS: How To Make A Collaboration Workhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p032vwkj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p032vwkj.jpg2015-09-19T08:00:00.000ZFFS (Sparks, Franz Ferdinand) join Mary Anne to talk about collaborations in music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p032vwr2
FFS: How To Make A Collaboration Work
- FFS in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q3djy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q3djy.jpg2015-04-27T14:31:00.000ZRon and Russell from Sparks and Alex from Franz Ferdinand join Mark and Stuart to chat about their bands' collaborative supergroup, FFS.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02q3dk6
FFS in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconie
- Franz Ferdinand chat with Johttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fhd8d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fhd8d.jpg2013-08-20T20:00:00.000ZFranz Ferdinand chat with Jo about their latest album and dedicating their lives to music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01fhdj6
Franz Ferdinand chat with Jo
- Franz Ferdinand chat with Stevehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fgp1q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fgp1q.jpg2013-08-20T08:52:00.000ZFranz Ferdinand on how their mentality changed for the recording of their new album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01fgq0l
Franz Ferdinand chat with Steve
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