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Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand

Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Post-punk Revival
Years active 2002—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Domino Records
Associated acts The Karelia
The Yummy Fur
Box Codax
Website Website
Alex Kapranos
Nicholas McCarthy
Robert Hardy
Paul Thomson

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Franz Ferdinand are a rock band formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2002. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion, guitar and backing vocals).

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Franz Ferdinand Record Store Day 'Covers EP' For CD Release

April 21, 2011
Franz Ferdinand are set to release their 'Covers EP' on CD next month. The EP, originally released as a limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day (April 16), is due out on May 2.   Read more 

Franz Ferdinand Star Announces Second Album With Box Codex

April 4, 2011
Franz Ferdinand star Nick McCarthy (not pictured) has announced details of his second album with Box Codex. The band, which also featured London-based artist Manuela Gernedel, German poet and Alex Ragnew, will released 'Hellabuster' on May 9.   Read more 

Franz Ferdinand Launch Fashion Collection

January 20, 2011
Franz Ferdinand stars Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy have designed clothes for a new fashion collection. The collaboration, with Pringle of Scotland, coincides with the brand's 195th birthday celebrations.  Read more 

Franz Ferdinand Prepare For Live Comeback

November 24, 2010
Franz Ferdinand are preparing to make their live comeback at a number live events, according to reports. The Scottish four piece are set to appear at an event hosted by All Tomorrow's Parties, called Bowlie 2 Weekender, Music Rooms reports.  Read more 

Franz Ferdinand Announce Secret Comeback Gigs In Spain

October 29, 2010
Franz Ferdinand are set to pay a trio of comeback gigs in Spain, it's been announced. The Scottish band will play in three different cities next month, although the venues are to remain secret until the day of the show.  Read more 

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