Artist: Franz Ferdinand Bio

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  112,203,900  3,181,531

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2002 and played an important part in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals) until 2016 when McCarthy left them. The next year Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar and backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and backing vocals) joined the band.

The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which entered the UK album chart at #3. The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinée" and "This Fire". The band has also received several Grammy Award nominations.

The band is named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria whose assassination was one of the main reasons for the start of the First World War. The band decided on the name after seeing a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand win the Northumberland Plate in 2001, eventually coming to the decision as the alliteration and sound of the name appealed to them.

- Discography
Franz Ferdinand (2004)
You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009)
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013)
Always Ascending (2018)


Top Track "Franz Ferdinand"

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,653,074
11,623,659
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

770,930
4,577,724
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

720,843
3,654,611
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

633,652
3,049,500
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

615,873
4,299,015
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

604,842
2,778,676
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

590,318
4,072,590
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

588,572
2,761,675
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

577,534
2,935,101
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

573,081
3,160,800
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

557,712
3,186,153
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

511,376
2,583,492
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

489,006
2,321,374
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

478,791
2,212,731
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

450,345
2,196,717
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

445,710
2,201,809
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,933
1,831,551
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

387,732
2,091,185
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,907
1,886,399
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

370,123
1,645,305
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,731
1,582,199
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,656
1,565,598
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,819
1,605,664
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

319,842
1,540,912
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

280,229
1,685,184
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

277,148
2,019,621
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

263,353
1,814,483
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,635
1,694,934
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,559
1,457,217
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,777
1,667,148
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,966
1,058,917
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,848
1,470,120
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

224,563
1,488,762
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,467
1,241,780
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,983
994,486
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

178,479
1,165,309
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

162,295
1,135,938
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,675
677,205
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

155,403
916,697
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,680
449,473
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,052
426,865
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,984
633,250
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

110,530
614,959
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,549
367,905
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

101,533
529,931
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,736
264,790
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

77,165
391,179
The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

73,212
341,976