Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  106,650,737  3,075,199

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

1,557,855
10,508,065
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

746,608
4,370,855
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

706,036
3,529,598
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

623,646
2,968,508
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

595,983
2,714,902
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

589,506
4,072,340
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

579,806
2,691,343
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

579,181
3,949,725
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

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2,848,330
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

565,210
3,084,932
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

545,482
3,075,672
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

503,196
2,519,294
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

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2,267,496
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

472,072
2,167,825
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

442,558
2,148,670
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

441,017
2,162,998
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

385,054
1,802,351
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

379,076
1,847,510
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

368,028
1,949,385
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

366,797
1,619,404
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

355,368
1,557,474
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

346,778
1,541,104
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

322,742
1,575,309
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

309,877
1,479,788
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

275,056
1,646,621
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

270,000
1,959,059
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

259,030
1,779,750
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

258,303
1,657,060
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

244,110
1,427,801
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,487
1,050,334
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

236,473
1,628,847
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

230,361
1,443,764
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

220,415
1,455,353
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

203,018
1,213,689
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

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977,509
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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675,454
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

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987,830
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

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833,420
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

143,130
969,125
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

122,835
441,604
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,018
425,536
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

104,207
567,656
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

103,632
358,913
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

100,440
543,862
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

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485,808
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

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257,578
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

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359,490
Die On The Floor - Franz Ferdinand

Die On The Floor

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235,677