Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  108,136,576  3,102,994

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

1,582,811
10,857,420
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

753,558
4,437,219
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

710,724
3,572,539
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

626,745
2,996,397
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

598,916
2,738,249
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

596,917
4,143,019
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

582,813
3,993,602
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

582,754
2,715,964
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

570,396
2,877,701
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

567,744
3,111,328
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

549,332
3,112,091
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

505,768
2,542,003
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

484,217
2,286,554
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

474,227
2,184,690
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

444,891
2,166,421
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

442,601
2,176,788
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

386,399
1,813,624
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

380,644
1,861,460
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

373,268
1,990,711
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

367,926
1,629,115
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

356,591
1,567,212
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

347,815
1,550,345
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

324,055
1,586,622
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

312,626
1,499,720
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

276,539
1,660,184
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

272,014
1,979,871
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

260,376
1,792,242
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

259,640
1,670,882
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

245,241
1,438,757
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,922
1,055,484
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

237,701
1,642,454
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

231,441
1,453,462
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

221,568
1,466,748
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

204,090
1,223,761
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

187,357
983,686
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

162,385
1,042,388
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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677,072
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

148,519
1,023,691
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

147,774
859,778
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,380
444,399
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,203
426,630
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

106,594
589,524
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,203
361,891
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

102,917
564,221
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

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499,283
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

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259,662
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

73,488
369,494
The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

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321,332