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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Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

On today’s inaugural National Album Day, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) has teamed up with music licensing company PPL to produce a Top 10 chart of the most-played artists who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award based on 21st century UK radio and television airplay. Celebrating, promoting and rewarding the most outstanding album releases each year, The SAY Award is Scotland’s national music prize which showcases the incredible strength and…

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Edinburgh’s Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have made history by winning the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award for the second time. The Leith outfit picked up a cheque for £20,000 at a ceremony in Paisley last night (Thursday, 6 Sept) for their hugely acclaimed third studio album, Cocoa Sugar, which was released in March. “This is a total surprise and honour for us to win it twice and make history,” said the band’s Alloysious Massaquoi….

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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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Franz Ferdinand and Young Fathers on Scottish Album of The Year shortlist

Franz Ferdinand and Young Fathers on Scottish Album of The Year shortlist

Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of The Year (SAY) Award, has just announced which ten enthralling albums have made 2018’s shortlist. The shortlist represents an incredibly strong, diverse and important selection of albums created by artists living and working in Scotland. Among those in the running for the prize are Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Edinburgh trio Young Fathers. The shortlist for The SAY Award 2018 is as follows: BABE  – Kiss & Tell…

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Young Fathers up against Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize

Young Fathers up against Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize

Multi-award-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers will go up against the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize. The 20 nominees for the 2018 award have been announced, and you can see the longlist below. Other Edinburgh acts to feature on the list include The Spook School and Blue Rose Code. The ceremony for the prestigious prize – which is worth £20,000 to the winning artist – takes…

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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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