10 Years On: Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

“Music that girls can dance to.” This is how Alex Kapranos concisely described the sound of his then unknown band all the way back in 2003. Five months later, Franz Ferdinand’s debut album would be released, catapulting the Scottish foursome to the forefront of the Brit indie rock scene, and...

Franz Ferdinand

Few acts suffered from the collapse of British indie as much as Franz Ferdinand. Not only did the band’s productivity grind to a halt (new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is just their third in almost nine years), their appearance on festival posters also went from font size...

Franz Ferdinand Talk New Music, Remixes, & Their Upcoming Australian Tour

“We weren’t actually named after him – we got the idea from a racehorse.” Referring to the Archduke of Austria, it’s quite a surprise to hear that the Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand didn’t take their name from the illustrious figure. “It was just a coincidence, but once you’re up...

Deezer Sessions with Franz Ferdinand – Live @ Deezer

Deezer Sessions were launched earlier this week giving music fans the chance to see bands and artists performing stripped-down sets recorded in Deezer’s own studio in London & Paris. Franz Ferdinand popped by the Deezer studio to perform three very special tracks for Deezer: Love Illumination Bullet Fresh Strawberries “The idea behind...

Harvest 2013 Replacement Tours Announced

The Harvest 2013 headline tours that will replace the cancelled music festival are being announced today. Following on from Soundwave/Big Day Out/Warped promoter AJ Maddah officially cancelling Harvest ahead of what was to be its third annual edition, the promoter announced plans to bring a number of the Harvest 2013 lineup over...

Top 8 Reasons You Should Attend Harvest 2013

By now you’ve probably read how Harvest 2013 is in some serious trouble and even at risk of being cancelled, with promoter AJ Maddah noting that “sales have died” for the boutique festival’s third edition this November. To put it gently, ticket buyers have not flocked to the box office...

Remixtape: Tame Impala Take On The Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand Do Grimes, Jagwar Ma Cover Solange & More

Call it crazy, but we’re convinced one of the biggest joys in life and music is a good remix or cover. Why? Because it means a musician loves a song so much that they’re willing to publicly re-interpret it. To celebrate how special that is we’re taking a look at...

Franz Ferdinand – Right Action

Order Right Action at iTunes – http://po.st/FFSinglesiTunes Directed by Jonas Odell Catch Franz Ferdinand Harvest Festival, where they will play their first Australian dates since 2010!!! Harvest Festival 2013 – Dates  Sunday 10th November – Melbourne Saturday 16th November – Sydney Sunday 17th November- Brisbane

Damon Albarn Forms Supergroup, Delays Blur Album (Again)

Damon Albarn has never been a man to rest on his laurels and though that new Blur album is taking a lot longer than many fans would be comfortable with, the Britpop icon turned music maverick has found time to put together yet another star-studded supergroup for the sake of...

Mixtape #113

What a ripper of a mixtape we’ve got for you this week. Kicking things off is Melbourne rockers Immigrant Union, whose new song is our feature for the week. Continuing on, we’ve got the much anticipated new track from Glasgow indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand, the fresh jam from Stolen Violin –...

An Idiot’s Guide To The Harvest 2013 Lineup

The Harvest 2013 lineup is an impressive mix of international artists and local favourites, but there is a lot to take in, so we’ve done up this simple guide to each of the artists so you can get pumped come this November. Don’t forget to get your tickets!

Franz Ferdinand Announce New Album, Ahead Of Australian Tour

Scotland indie rockers Franz Ferdinand have set a date for their fourth studio album, which comes after a four year wait following their 2009 record, Tonight. Rights Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is set to be released on Friday August 23rd through Domino/EMI, and was recorded at lead guitarist and vocalist, Alex Kapranos’ Scottish studio...

Harvest 2013 Lineup Begins To Leak

With music fans across the country still in Splendour fever, with all tickets to the three-day winter music festival now completely sold out as more and more sideshows get announced, the rumour and speculation has already begun turning to other festivals that are further down the pipeline, including Laneway Festival and...

Harvest 2013 Rumours Begin, As Maddah Talks Lineup & Vans Warped Tour

Reunited for their 10th anniversary, The Postal Service have been popping up on festival bills all over the world. Locked in for America’s Coachella in April, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound in May, and Chicago’s Lollapalooza in August, fans had hoped the two-piece would add Australia to their list of destinations and...