Lost In Franz-lation

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos spoke with ‘Top Of The Pops’ in a Q&A, and was asked about some of his on-stage conversations with the audience not quite making a connection. “Oh, in some countries, when I talk on stage, I know that the audience don’t really know what I’m saying,” Alex said. “They just cheer. I remember being in France and telling a story about how Bob and I wrote ‘Matinee’ in my flat in Glasgow, and realizing that nobody was understanding a word of what I was saying.” The full transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.

Combat Duty For Franz Ferdinand Drummer

Franz Ferdinand of Glasgow

The New York Daily News reports Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson cut his finger wide open on a broken bottle of Scotch right before the band was due to perform at the Fuse network’s new midtown studios. Thomson went on anyway, without even asking for a Band-Aid.

The Bangkok 100 Rock Festival

Franz Ferdinand, Oasis, Deus, former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown, and Placebo performed at The Bangkok 100 Rock Festival at Lakeside Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand on February 18th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures.

No Fun Down Under For Franz Ferdinand

The Glasgow Daily Record reports Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos hasn’t been impressed with the response they’ve gotten while touring Australia with The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and The Magic Numbers. “I was even pulled into the crowd but escaped with minor cuts and bruises,” he complained.

Franz Ferdinand Frontman’s Brits Picks

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos revealed his picks for this year’s Brit Awards. Kapranos tapped Green Day for Best International Group, Coldplay for Best British Album and British Group, Arctic Monkeys with Best Breakthrough Act, and Gorillaz with Best British Group/Album.

MTV.com LIVE: Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand performed a set for MTV.com LIVE, including ‘Do You Want To’, ‘The Fallen’, ‘Walk Away’, as well as an ‘Under The Hood’ interview with the group. Watch the performance and interview here.

Franz Ferdinand ‘The Fallen’ Video

Franz Ferdinand are out with the video to their new single ‘The Fallen’, from the album ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’. Watch it via MyPlay below.