Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

10 Feb 2006, 12:31  107,781,689  3,098,849

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

1,579,309
10,766,180
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

752,519
4,421,001
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

710,012
3,561,396
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

626,283
2,989,495
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

598,495
2,732,910
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

595,788
4,125,183
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

582,407
3,983,030
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

582,310
2,709,743
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

569,855
2,870,260
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

567,364
3,104,670
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

548,765
3,102,547
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

505,405
2,536,427
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

483,960
2,282,424
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

473,953
2,180,741
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

444,439
2,161,445
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

442,401
2,173,838
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

386,241
1,811,254
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

380,473
1,858,421
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

372,421
1,979,376
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

367,806
1,627,197
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

356,445
1,565,145
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

347,721
1,548,516
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

323,902
1,583,919
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

312,243
1,495,135
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

276,385
1,657,019
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

271,734
1,974,644
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

260,195
1,789,516
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

259,499
1,667,690
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

245,159
1,436,134
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,886
1,054,320
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

237,568
1,639,002
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

231,310
1,451,058
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

221,446
1,464,362
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

204,006
1,221,775
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

187,283
982,483
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

161,654
1,030,153
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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676,733
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

147,835
1,011,133
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

147,486
853,567
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,286
443,779
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,188
426,390
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

106,444
584,839
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,119
361,255
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

102,541
559,256
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

96,593
496,607
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

77,293
259,355
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

73,425
367,493
The Universe Expanded - Franz Ferdinand

The Universe Expanded

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319,405