Franz Ferdinand drummer injured by “ugly piece of art”

Franz Ferdinand drummer injured by “ugly piece of art”

Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson has pulled out of the band’s current tour after suffering an injury caused by a falling “ugly piece of art”. The Scottish indie outfit are currently out on the road playing in Europe, but over the weekend they revealed that former Portobello High School pupil Thomson was left unable to perform after injuring his finger at a hotel in Casablanca. The Glasgow-formed band were scheduled to play the Hippodrome Casa-Anfa…

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Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Scottish indie heroes Franz Ferdinand will headline this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay concert. The Take Me Out hitmakers take top billing at the Princes Street Gardens show, where they will be supported by supported by Metronomy. Tickets for the event go on sale on 10am on Monday, September 3. Singer Alex Kapranos said: “Hogmanay is the greatest party of the year and there is nowhere in the world like Scotland to celebrate it. Just thinking about…

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Listen: Franz Ferdinand cover Angel Olsen ahead of Edinburgh visit

Listen: Franz Ferdinand cover Angel Olsen ahead of Edinburgh visit

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh’s Fopp music shop today (Feb 9), Franz Ferdinand have covered Angel Olsen’s Shut Up Kiss Me. You can listen to it here. The Scottish indie legends covered the track for American radio station SiriusXM. Franz will be signing copies of Always Ascending at Fopp (Rose Street, Edinburgh) today at 1pm. Copies of the album will be available to purchase in-store on the day of the event. Access will be…

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Listen: Franz Ferdinand share new single Lazy Boy

Listen: Franz Ferdinand share new single Lazy Boy

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh’s Fopp music shop on February 9, Franz Ferdinand have shared the latest track from their forthcoming new album. You can listen to Lazy Boy below. The Mercury Prize winners are gearing up to release fifth album Always Ascending in a fortnight, and Lazy Boy follows the release of the new album’s title track and the synth-heavy single Feel The Love Go. Franz Ferdinand will be signing copies of Always Ascending…

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Listen: Franz Ferdinand release synthy new single

Listen: Franz Ferdinand release synthy new single

Scottish indie favourites Franz Ferdinand have released synth-led new single Feel The Love Go – and you can listen to it here. The Mercury Prize winners are gearing up to release fifth studio album Always Ascending (out of February 9), and their sax-heavy new single follows on from the release of the album’s title track. With founder member Nick McCarthy quitting the band recently, Franz are back with a new line-up – the latest incarnation of the band featuring…

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Watch: Franz Ferdinand share video for new single

Watch: Franz Ferdinand share video for new single

Scottish indie favourites Franz Ferdinand have shared the video for comeback single Always Ascending, taken from their forthcoming album of the same name. You can watch it right here. The Mercury Prize winners are gearing up to release their long-awaited fifth studio album – and the band recently played a secret comeback gig at The Rum Shack in their hometown, their first live outing since performing in front of 25,000 fans at Madrid’s Dcode festival. With founder member…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Franz Ferdinand, Always Ascending

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Franz Ferdinand, Always Ascending

Scottish indie favourites Franz Ferdinand are back with a brand new single titled Always Ascending – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. The Mercury Prize winners are gearing up to release their long-awaited fifth studio album – also titled Always Ascending – and if their comeback single is any indicator, it’s going to be epic. The Glasgow-based band played a secret comeback gig at The Rum Shack in their hometown at the weekend…

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