NME caught up with Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand from the band backstage at London’s Heaven club, where the singer talked about the gigs they have lined up in support of their third album ‘Tonight’, playing along with The Cure, trying to slip into the persona of a psychopathic stalker with their new song ‘Turn It On’, always loving the stories of ‘Ulysses’ – the title of their new single – when he was growing up, and how he loves going back on the road just after putting out a new set of songs, comparing it to the first hits for a junkie. Watch the interview below.
Franz Ferdinand are out with the video to their new single ‘Ulysses’, the first release off the Glasgow, Scotland rock group’s third studio album ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’, out January 27th on Domino Records. Watch the thirtytwo directed video via YouTube below.
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand signed copies of his Book ‘Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand’ at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday (January 31) at Barnes & Noble, Union Square in New York City. Check out pictures from RexFeatures, FilmMagic, and WireImage.
Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy posed for photographs before talking to fans about their songs as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 22nd. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages.
Franz Ferdinand performed at the Open Air Gampel Festival on August 19th in Gampel, Switzerland. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Franz Ferdinand performing live at the Forum in London, England on Wednesday (August 23). Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures, and GettyImages.
Franz Ferdinand and Dramagods performed at the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival on July 30th at Song Do Dae Woo Motors Field in Incheon, South Korea. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Franz Ferdinand, Jet, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Cooper Temple Clause performed at Fuji Rock Festival ’06 on Friday (July 28) at Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa, Japan. Check out pictures from WireImage (Cooper Temple Clause / Franz Ferdinand / Jet) and FilmMagic.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand performed at Oxegen Music Fesrival 2006 on July 9th at Punchestown Racecourse in Punchestown, Ireland. Watch video of the Peppers’ gig at YouTube and check out pictures from WireImage.
Franz Ferdinand performed in concert at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on July 17th. Watch video clips from YouTube and check out pictures from RexFeatures.