Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  106,960,355  3,068,411

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

1,572,436
10,820,192
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

745,331
4,390,929
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

701,230
3,527,702
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

617,702
2,957,188
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

591,609
4,103,714
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

590,100
2,701,167
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

574,848
3,941,632
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

574,258
2,678,748
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

562,467
2,837,244
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

559,342
3,068,719
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

542,303
3,073,857
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

498,565
2,508,460
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

477,266
2,256,341
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

467,275
2,152,750
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

438,626
2,135,948
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

435,669
2,145,442
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

380,307
1,786,999
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

375,000
1,834,998
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

370,603
1,977,636
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

362,094
1,605,142
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

351,001
1,543,820
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

342,350
1,527,676
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

319,204
1,563,779
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

309,035
1,482,887
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

272,736
1,635,680
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

268,645
1,951,150
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

256,700
1,766,691
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

255,968
1,646,471
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

241,754
1,416,744
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

235,804
1,038,003
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

234,503
1,619,138
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

228,143
1,431,411
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

218,507
1,446,209
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

201,269
1,206,564
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

184,579
968,913
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

163,907
1,050,722
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

154,173
665,751
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

150,247
1,031,738
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

147,384
858,432
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

121,616
437,595
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

114,236
419,301
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

106,693
589,386
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

103,220
565,558
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

102,776
356,817
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

96,466
498,050
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

76,404
256,165
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

73,334
368,311
The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

69,485
320,595