Artist: Franz Ferdinand Bio

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  110,579,696  3,148,884

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)

Sites: FranzFerdinandFans.org.UK (fan site)


Top Track "Franz Ferdinand"

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,622,284
11,264,498
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

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4,517,210
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

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3,616,646
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

630,451
3,025,758
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

608,342
4,231,971
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

602,195
2,761,098
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

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4,036,909
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

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2,740,300
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

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2,909,682
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

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3,138,367
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

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3,154,324
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

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2,565,076
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

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2,305,375
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

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2,200,215
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

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2,182,477
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

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2,190,242
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

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1,823,086
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

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1,874,517
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

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2,046,550
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,997
1,637,568
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

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1,574,939
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

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1,558,728
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

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1,597,142
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

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1,522,515
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

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1,673,552
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

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2,001,112
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

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1,804,894
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

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1,683,882
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

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1,449,238
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

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1,056,783
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

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1,655,476
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

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1,462,450
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

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1,478,561
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

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1,233,740
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

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Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

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1,115,813
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

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1,091,247
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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676,401
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

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Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

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Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

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426,426
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

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Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

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Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

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Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

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Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

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Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

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The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

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335,148