Posts tagged "Franz Ferdinand"

Return to Story

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) – “Piss Off”

Last month, we learned that all four members of Franz Ferdinand had teamed up with Sparks, the culty, idiosyncratic '70s group who served as an inspiration to them, to form a new band called FFS. Together, the six members of the supergroup have recorded a self-titled debut album that'll be out later this spring. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2015

Franz Ferdinand & Sparks Form Supergroup FFS

The members of Franz Ferdinand have long admired the '70s sophisti-pop cult stars Sparks. And today, we learn that they like Sparks so much that they've gone ahead and started a band with them. The new side project FFS will feature Ron and Russell Mael, the two brothers who founded Sparks in 1971, alongside all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015

Franz Ferdinand – “Stand On The Horizon” Video

In Franz Ferdinand's strange, striking new video for the shiny, horn-laced "Stand On The Horizon," we see the band playing in a dark and mysterious seaside resort. It turns out to be the sort of place where younger men dance stiffly and robotically with older women, with everyone lit as dramatically as possible. The song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014

Frankie & The Heartstrings – “Stand On The Horizon” (Franz Ferdinand Cover)

Sunderland indie rockers Frankie & The Heartstrings have covered a song by their friends and neighbors from the north, Franz Ferdinand. Frankie Francis and company's favored Franz song is "Stand On The Horizon," a typically swaggering disco-punk track from last year's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. The Heartstrings' version amps up the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 15, 2014

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the major rocks acts such as Arcade Fire, the Pixies, and the National, but there was a lot to be seen beyond that, too. There was Franz Ferdinand, Mount Kimbie, Roby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 20, 2014

Watch Franz Ferdinand Play Kimmel

Way back in November, Franz Ferdinand released the video for their track "Bullet." The video features stylized footage of the band performing the song -- and now we've got some non-stylized footage of the band performing the song. The latest stop on their on the promotional circuit was a performance on Jimmy Kimmel LiveMore »

By: Sam Behrens / May 1, 2014

Franz Ferdinand – “Fresh Strawberries” Video

Franz Ferdinand recently released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action track "Fresh Strawberries" as a single with an entirely German-sung B-side. Now they've got a music video shot in stark black and white, filled with strange, surreal imagery. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014

Franz Ferdinand – “Erdbeer Mund” Video

Last year Franz Ferdinand released the LP Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions, and to go along with the release of a new single from the album, "Fresh Strawberries," they've dropped the track's B-side, "Erdbeer Mund." It's a bouncy, synth-happy song, and all its vocals are sung in German. Watch the video below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 27, 2014

Franz Ferdinand Turns 10

Have you thought about Franz Ferdinand much lately? After the one two-punch of their self-titled debut in 2004 and You Could Have It So Much Better in 2005, the Scottish indie rockers slowed down a bit. It took four years for their third album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, to appear, and then another four for it… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 7, 2014

Does Pharrell’s New Song With Paloma Faith Rip Off Franz Ferdinand?

When I reviewed Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely On You" in The Week In Pop, I called it low-grade Pharrell because the chorus reminds me of Joss Stone, but it's definitely growing on me, in part because of a slinky syncopated riff that snakes between the beat. It didn't hit me at first, but the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 31, 2014

Franz Ferdinand – “Bullet” Video

Franz Ferdinand have already made a generous handful of videos for songs from their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action -- for "Right Action," for "Love Illumination," and, most disgustingly, for "Evil Eye." Now they've got another one, and it's a comparatively low-key affair, made up of nothing but footage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013

Watch Franz Ferdinand Cover The Go-Betweens’ “Was There Anything I Could Do?”

On a recent visit to Australia's Triple J radio network, the Scottish post-punkers Franz Ferdinand showed their appreciation for their host country by covering one of its greatest bands. For Like A Version, Triple J's covers series, Franz did a live-in-studio mostly-acoustic cover of "Was There Anything I Could Do?," the classic 1988 single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013

Franz Ferdinand – “Evil Eye (Alan Braxe Remix)”

Franz Ferdinand have already made an absolutely disgusting gore-soaked video for "Evil Eye," the next single from their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and now they've also got a remix from the retro-minded and synth-addled French dance producer Alan Braxe. Braxe takes full advantage of both the lithe groove of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2013

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by More »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013

Franz Ferdinand – “Evil Eye” Video (NSFW)

Franz Ferdinand's gruesome, genuinely disgusting video for the Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions song "Evil Eye" feels like what might happen if someone made a supercut of all the nastiest moments from Lucio Fulci's '70s cheapo Italian horror movies. The grainy video is all disconnected images that seem engineered to turn your stomach: Eyeball… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013

Franz Ferdinand – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Franz Ferdinand released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action this week and, in their promo run, stopped by French radio station Oui FM. There, the band did an acoustic cover of Grimes's "Oblivion." Earlier this year, the Crutchfield sisters (Katie of Waxahatchee and Allison of Swearin') did their own rendition for Rookie which you… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 28, 2013

Q&A: Franz Ferdinand Discuss The Making Of Their New Album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

It's hard to believe that it's been more than four years since Franz Ferdinand released an album. It seems even harder to believe that it's been nearly a decade now since the Scottish band turned the world on its ear with the release of their eponymous debut album. The landscape of popular music has changed… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 23, 2013

Stream Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

In May, Franz Ferdinand announced new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action for release later this month. We've already heard tracks "Right Action" and "Love Illumination" from the LP, but now you can hear the entire thing in full. Check it out over at NPR. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 19, 2013

Watch Franz Ferdinand Play Conan

Merely typing this takes me back about nine years: Franz Ferdinand were Conan O'Brien's musical guests last night. They played a rough, trebly version of "Right Action," their supremely catchy new single, and they looked elegant and poised doing it. That's the same song that the band played on Letterman last week, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2013

Franz Ferdinand – “Love Illumination” Video

Shortly after announcing their impending new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand shared a pair of singles, the mercilessly catchy "Right Action" and the saxophone-spiked "Love Illumination." For the "Right Action" video, the band dug into its past, recruiting "Take Me Out" video director Jonas Odell for some slick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2013
1 2 3 4 5