Franz Ferdinand have released the video for Always Ascending, taken from the new album of the same name available 9th February 2018 on Domino Record Co.

The album’s ten songs are a triumphant recasting of one of our favourite groups, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.

“We wanted this to sound like nothing we made before,”
said the band and after listening to the first moments of the title track it’s obvious that’s what they’ve accomplished.

There have been substitutions, but the team is playing stronger than ever. In case you missed the announcement last year, Nick McCarthy (guitar) left to raise his family and Julian Corrie, a much-loved figure in the Glasgow music scene, joined core members Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson.

With reclusive producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, ‪Beastie Boys), FF have taken a knife to their old canvas, creating an album that is so foreign in its familiarity it could only be current.

When asked what influences shaped the record, Hardy says “I don’t think we need to mention any,” while Thomson exclaims “Can’t really think of any other than Tarka Daal and McEwans Export.” Kapranos does mention re-discovering Greek composer Yiannis Markopoulos’s interpretations of Cretan music on the Rizitika LP: “Repetitive, trance-inducing, dynamic: my first extra-sensory experiences were from listening to this, before I could walk.”

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Franz Ferdinand

SIDE A

1. Always Ascending

2. Lazy Boy

3. Paper Cages

4. Finally

5. The Academy Award

SIDE B

1. Lois Lane

2. Huck And Jim

3. Glimpse Of Love

4. Feel The Love Go

5. Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

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