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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 its… More »

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 »

At this point you’ve likely heard “Ulysses” and its “funky” Spoonerisms in more than one form. We weren’t blown away by the track then (or now), but after listening to Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, we can understand why the guys chose it as the single: While nothing special, it’s better than most of the upbeat fare… More »

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FFS – “Call Girl” Video

Earlier this year, all four members of Franz Ferdinand got together with Sparks, the '70s pop-auteur duo, to form a new supergroup called FFS and…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2015 - 9:55 am

Watch FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) Perform And Get Interviewed On James Corden

The Franz Ferdinand/Sparks supergroup FFS only just announced their formation in March, but they've already put out an album and gone on an extensive tour.
James Rettig | October 14, 2015 - 10:03 am

Watch Franz Ferdinand & Sparks Perform 3 Songs At Last Night’s First FFS Show

The new Franz Ferdinand/Sparks supergroup FFS played live for the first time last night (outside of an appearance on Jools Holland last month) at the…
James Rettig | June 17, 2015 - 9:34 am

FFS – “Piss Off” Video

FFS -- the new supergroup made up of members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks -- have shared a video for "Piss Off," a song from…
James Rettig | June 8, 2015 - 9:46 am

FFS – “Call Girl”

FFS is the supergroup team-up of Franz Ferdinand -- all four members -- and the influential '70s studio-pop weirdos Sparks. Their self-titled debut as a…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2015 - 10:52 am

FFS – “Johnny Delusional” Video

The Franz Ferdinand/Sparks collab FFS have released a video for their darkly clever dance-punk/New Wave hybrid "Johnny Delusional." The clip casts Alex Kapranos and Russell…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

FFS – “Johnny Delusional”

Earlier this year Franz Ferdinand and Sparks announced that they'd be forming a super group called FFS and releasing a self-tilted collaborative album. We previously…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

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…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 8:54 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 9:09 am

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…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 11:55 am

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…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 12:57 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm

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 --…
Sam Behrens | May 1, 2014 - 12:12 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | March 13, 2014 - 12:52 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | February 27, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 1:34 pm

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
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2013 - 10:56 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 8:50 am

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
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2013 - 9:43 am
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