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 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.

Always Ascending, the new album from Franz, is being released by Domino on Friday, 9 February.

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 Always Ascending below – then check out Franz Ferdinand’s 2018 live dates.

Saturday              10 February             Galway, Ireland             Leisureland

Sunday                   11 February             Dublin, Ireland             Olympia Theatre

Tuesday              13 February            Manchester                        Albert Hall

Wednesday           14 February            Nottingham                        Rock City

Friday                     16 February            Newcastle                        02 Academy

Saturday             17 February            Glasgow                        02 Academy

Monday             19 February            Leeds                                    02 Academy

Tuesday             20 February           Birmingham                        02 Academy

Wednesday           21 February           Bristol                                    02 Academy

Friday                     23 February           Cambridge                        Corn Exchange

Saturday             24 February          London                        02 Brixton Academy

Sunday              25 February            Brighton                         Dome



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