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 at Fopp (Rose Street, Edinburgh) on February 9, at 1pm. Copies of the album will be available to purchase in-store on the day of the event. Access will be granted on a first come first served basis with a copy of the album, up to store capacity, while stocks last.

With founder member Nick McCarthy quitting the band recently, Franz are back with a new line-up – the latest incarnation of the band featuring two new members.

Joining frontman Alex Kapranos, bassist Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thomson are Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie.

Bardot was formerly a member of indie trio the 1990s, while Corrie has produced electronic music under the Miaoux Miaoux moniker in recent years.

Speaking to NME recently, Kapranos teased that the band have swapped their guitar-driven sound for something more futuristic.

“We wanted to take the sounds that are available to us now and make the sound that you haven’t heard before – the sound of the future,” said Kapranos.

“When you’re recording in 2017 you need to be looking ahead to the next thing.

“What haven’t people even heard in 2018? In terms of ‘naturalistic’, it’s not retrogressive – but it’s about trying to make something that feels like it’s being played by humans.”

Watch the video for Lazy Boy below – and then check out Franz Ferdinand’s 2018 live dates.

Franz Ferdinand UK and Ireland tour dates

10 – Leisureland, Galway, Ireland
11 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
13 – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 – Rock City, Nottingham
16 – 02 Academy, Newcastle
17 – 02 Academy, Glasgow
19 – 02 Academy, Leeds
20 – 02 Academy, Birmingham
21 – 02 Academy, Bristol
23 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
24 – 02 Brixton Academy, London

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