Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  108,492,109  3,115,683

Franz FerdinandFranz 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 is 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).

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

1,594,762
10,933,098
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

757,120
4,455,123
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

712,978
3,582,502
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

628,246
3,003,105
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

600,419
4,160,522
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

600,355
2,744,364
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

584,648
4,003,894
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

584,147
2,721,816
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

572,024
2,884,796
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

569,019
3,117,864
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

551,326
3,121,630
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

507,088
2,547,229
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

485,374
2,291,545
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

475,345
2,188,640
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

446,046
2,170,125
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

443,373
2,180,465
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,087
1,816,343
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

381,436
1,865,016
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

375,878
2,001,558
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,540
1,631,714
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,229
1,569,674
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,394
1,552,828
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

324,749
1,588,985
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

313,969
1,504,754
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

277,303
1,663,113
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

272,999
1,984,582
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

261,043
1,795,384
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

260,278
1,673,895
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

245,857
1,441,000
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

240,175
1,056,499
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

238,334
1,645,171
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

232,013
1,455,704
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

222,164
1,469,751
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

204,656
1,226,359
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

187,757
985,439
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

165,238
1,056,533
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

157,036
677,419
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

151,106
1,035,971
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

149,159
866,474
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,678
445,309
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,301
427,449
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

107,852
594,377
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,469
362,764
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

104,136
569,234
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

97,561
503,013
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

77,562
260,304
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

74,164
372,107
The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

70,250
323,736