Franz Ferdinand

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Franz Ferdinand review – fierce fun from precision-drilled 00s survivors
There is an enduring and endearing quality to Alex Kapranos and co, now 20 years in, their sound embedded in the UK’s psyche

Daniel Dylan Wray

21, Oct, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Sunday with Alex Kapranos: ‘I like a slice of haggis in my fry-up’
The musician on flower shopping in Hackney, how to brew green tea and the joy of a good pub lunch

Rich Pelley

21, Aug, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Franz Ferdinand on making Take Me Out: ‘We thought it would be funny to spoof Queen’
‘I had been watching Enemy at the Gates, a film about two snipers – one Russian, one German – trying to take each other out. I thought it was a good metaphor for a romantic situation’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

14, Mar, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Cassius's Philippe Zdar dies in fall from Paris building
French producer worked for acts including Phoenix, Kanye West and the Beastie Boys

Laura Snapes

20, Jun, 2019 @6:26 AM

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EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers
Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internet

Mark Sweney

12, Sep, 2018 @1:57 PM

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Festival No 6 review – au revoir to an eccentric, magical gem
The last Festival No 6 ‘for now’ has awkward cultural copyists, but is saved by Franz Ferdinand, The The and Anna Calvi

Mark Beaumont

10, Sep, 2018 @2:21 PM

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Scottish Album of the Year: Mogwai and Young Fathers among nominees
The Scottish music industry’s long list recognises 20 contemporary albums

Laura Snapes

01, Aug, 2018 @8:40 PM

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On my radar: Alex Kapranos’s cultural highlights
The Franz Ferdinand frontman on the films on Yorgos Lanthimos, the electropop of the future and how he connects with home when on tour

Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

11, Feb, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending review – feel the Caledonian funk

Kitty Empire

11, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending review – geometric diagrams of pop

Rachel Aroesti

09, Feb, 2018 @9:15 AM

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Kendrick cruises, Wiley confuses and Gaga goes OTT: the essential pop for 2018
Can Lady Gaga get away with murder? Will Kendrick Lamar stay on top? Are Franz Ferdinand set to blossom? And has Harry Styles’ transformation only just begun? We preview the new year’s pop highlights

Alexis Petridis

02, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Fever Ray’s To The Moon and Back: a kinky slice of squelchy synth-pop
Also this week: Franz Ferdinand get lost without Nick McCarthy and Morrissey brings weaponised loneliness

Gavin Haynes

03, Nov, 2017 @3:00 PM

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