Artist: Franz Ferdinand Bio

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  111,419,358  3,165,389

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)


Top Track "Franz Ferdinand"

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,637,022
11,436,102
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

767,427
4,548,091
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

718,685
3,635,951
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

632,199
3,037,745
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

612,428
4,266,405
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

603,640
2,770,166
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

588,588
4,054,464
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

587,309
2,751,138
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

576,094
2,922,630
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,883
3,149,348
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

555,980
3,169,757
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,204
2,574,270
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

487,972
2,313,239
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,836
2,206,686
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

449,194
2,189,804
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,934
2,196,193
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,329
1,827,551
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

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2,068,683
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,147
1,880,459
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,604
1,641,604
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,235
1,578,791
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,207
1,562,312
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,309
1,601,621
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

317,957
1,530,890
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,487
1,679,430
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,636
2,009,574
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,807
1,809,859
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,009
1,689,502
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,146
1,453,491
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,229
1,661,204
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

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1,057,963
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,374
1,466,506
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,753
1,483,522
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,981
1,237,926
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,654
992,146
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

175,567
1,141,238
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

159,786
1,112,993
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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676,837
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

154,265
906,733
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

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448,237
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,032
426,690
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,100
625,835
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

109,439
606,028
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,235
366,288
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,898
524,861
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,520
263,899
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

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387,878
The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

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338,866