Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  107,388,702  3,091,201

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

1,572,396
10,676,517
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

750,462
4,403,180
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

708,716
3,550,030
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

625,474
2,982,265
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

597,712
2,726,783
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

593,625
4,105,920
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

581,535
2,703,347
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

581,323
3,971,389
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

568,891
2,862,325
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

566,657
3,097,585
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

547,689
3,093,051
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

504,698
2,530,448
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

483,317
2,277,188
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

473,349
2,176,340
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

443,871
2,156,920
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

441,987
2,170,035
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

385,866
1,808,166
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

380,035
1,854,677
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

370,969
1,968,651
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

367,491
1,624,383
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

356,116
1,562,444
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

347,434
1,545,927
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

323,534
1,580,855
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

311,467
1,489,864
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

275,952
1,653,443
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

271,121
1,969,217
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

259,841
1,786,299
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

259,147
1,664,108
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

244,851
1,433,359
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,758
1,052,883
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

237,215
1,635,678
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

231,004
1,448,672
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

221,102
1,461,287
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

203,716
1,219,142
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

187,069
980,800
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

159,942
1,015,301
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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676,188
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

146,732
846,717
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

146,252
996,250
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,131
443,014
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,148
426,078
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

105,719
578,942
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

103,950
360,418
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

101,830
553,941
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

96,152
493,019
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

77,171
258,735
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

73,120
364,957
Die On The Floor - Franz Ferdinand

Die On The Floor

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236,615