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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

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Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand

Review by Wayne Robins, The Boston Phoenix, 21 May 2004

I’M THUMBING through the March issue of Uncut, the comprehensive and entertaining British music monthly, when I hit the front of the review section and ...


Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, March 2004

They're talking "a European aesthetic", they're talking "vaudevillian art-pop". Yet it's so much more than that... ...

Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, March 2004

AH, THE FIRST HYPE OF SPRING. In media watering holes from Camden to Sauchiehall Street, the tastemakers began sniffing the wind as long ago as ...

Smart Bomb: Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand (Domino) *****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2004

Delightful, dashing debut from Scottish punk-funksters ...

More Originality Please: The BRITS

Report by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 10 February 2005

THE BRITS Awards Panel must be relieved that their 25th Anniversary coincided with a revival in the fortunes of new UK music makers. ...

Access All Areas

Report by Gavin Martin, The Independent, 17 June 2005

DURING THE RECORDING sessions for Franz Ferdinand's new album, the band have not just been making music. Between work on the eagerly anticipated follow-up to ...

Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)

Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 30 September 2005

WHAT WOULD you give for a tenth of the confidence with which Alex Kapranos carries himself? With five singles taken from Franz Ferdinand's eponymous debut ...

Conquistadors! Franz Ferdinand in Madrid

Report and Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, October 2005

Glasgow's skinny-ribbed art-punk superstars enjoy a Spanish stroll. Hola boys! says Keith Cameron ...

Franz Ferdinand: Whatever You Want Us To Be

Report and Interview by Daryl Easlea, Dazed & Confused, 31 November 2005

With their second album, Franz Ferdinand, the post-millennial fab four, look certain to become one of the biggest bands on the planet. Where better to ...

Franz Ferdinand: Reigning rock star geeks

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, December 2005

IT LOOKS LIKE Andy Warhol's fabled Factory in New York. Walls, windows, doors and furniture are all encased in tin foil. Silver balloons add a ...

T.V.O.D.: In the green room with Franz Ferdinand

Interview by Everett True, Plan B, Fall 2005

FOR SHEER ENNUI and inertia, waiting in a Channel 4 green room for a band to finish 40-mmute take for a TV show so you ...

Afro-Indie: Across The Great Divide

Report and Interview by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 15 June 2008

Suddenly indie rockers are embracing African sounds. Could the long years of a cultural apartheid be coming to a close, asks Ben Thompson ...

Franz Ferdinand: Tonight

Review by John Doran, The Quietus, 10 December 2008

The Quietus got an early listen to the new Franz Ferdinand album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, and pegged it back to the office to give you ...

Franz Ferdinand, Cold War Kids: Portland, Oregon

Live Review by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 17 December 2008

CHRISTMAS GIFTS from 94/7 FM come in bigger packages: the Portland alternative station's "December to Remember" concert series features eight bands over four evenings, instead ...

Franz Ferdinand: Tonight

Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 18 January 2009

ON THEIR eponymous 2004 outing, Franz knew exactly what they wanted to do and they executed it to perfection. They conjured something fresh from Orange ...

Franz Ferdinand: Heaven, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 22 January 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND are back, but their advance publicity has been distinctly misleading. ...

Franz Ferdinand: Sheffield Academy, Sheffield

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 19 October 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND'S reputation as arty, stylish, witty and literate rockers precedes them, but it was wearing very thin in Sheffield last week. ...

Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 8 February 2018

FIVE YEARS is a long time in pop, but Franz Ferdinand's artful, oblique take on the medium has allowed the band to negotiate the hiatus ...


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