Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  106,859,409  3,079,920

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

1,562,108
10,553,423
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

747,732
4,379,920
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

706,843
3,535,370
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

624,166
2,972,520
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

596,455
2,718,400
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

590,692
4,081,524
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

580,274
2,694,788
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

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3,956,197
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

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2,852,297
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

565,612
3,088,386
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

546,085
3,080,383
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

503,606
2,522,527
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

482,333
2,270,427
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

472,426
2,170,373
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

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2,150,973
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

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2,164,847
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

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1,804,049
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

379,331
1,849,535
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

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1,954,851
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

366,983
1,620,794
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

355,582
1,558,830
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

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1,542,551
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

322,967
1,576,896
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

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1,482,691
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

275,306
1,648,518
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

270,328
1,962,046
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

259,266
1,781,649
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

258,585
1,659,150
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

244,311
1,429,444
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

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1,051,073
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

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1,630,902
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

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1,445,298
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

220,629
1,457,113
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

203,240
1,215,315
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

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978,549
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

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995,199
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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675,648
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

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837,273
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

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976,420
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

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442,041
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,055
425,670
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

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570,865
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

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359,340
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

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546,715
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

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487,935
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

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257,884
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

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361,075
Die On The Floor - Franz Ferdinand

Die On The Floor

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235,959