Kapranos met co-guitarist Nick McCarthy, who had returned to Scotland after studying bass in Germany, in 2001. The band were also one of the main stage acts performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Swindon in May. The band launched the new album at a show at the Electric Brixton. The album was notable for featuring a change in the band's musical style, as the band had shifted from a -focused sound, which was featured on their first two albums, to a more -oriented sound. On 19 May 2017, two days prior to the start of their North American tour, Franz Ferdinand announced their new five-piece line-up, with former and member Dino Bardot on guitar and on keyboards, synth and guitar. Thompson went on to form Franz Ferdinand. When Franz appeared on Radio 1's on 6 April 2009 to promote , they covered by.
The band, however, have stressed that it is possible he may rejoin the band at a later date. You Could Have It So Much Better ricorda il punk-pop, The Fallen il garage-rock, etc. After seeing the horse win the in 2001, the band began to discuss and thought it would be a good band name because of the of the name and the implications of the Archduke's death was a significant factor in the lead-up to. Corrie joined the band for the recording sessions of the album, while Bardot joined after recording was completed. Archived from on 20 June 2009. The album went on to earn acclaim from critics as well as a positive commercial performance, peaking within the top-ten in multiple countries.
The single propelled them to greater popularity in the U. The release was timed to coincide with. It was generally well received in the press and seen as an album equal to, or better than, their first by most critics. The release of the single was followed by their debut album, , which debuted at number three on the. The album Franz Ferdinand Domino, 2004 references and the without sounding too derivative. Archived from on 15 September 2007. The Chateau became Franz Ferdinand's headquarters, where they rehearsed and held rave-like events incorporating music and art Hardy graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, and Thomson also posed as a life model there.
They have been nominated for several and have received two — winning one for Best British Group — as well as one. The trio had been rehearsing at McCarthy's house for a while when they met and started playing with Thomson, a former drummer for the Yummy Fur who felt like playing guitar instead. In February 2009, announced Franz Ferdinand as the first major band playing at that year's festival. The band recorded the album in a disused building in Glasgow that had been a town hall in the past. The band moved to Gula Studios in , Sweden, with producer to record their debut album. Kapranos noted that it was refreshing working with her as she had a lot of fun going and retrying the song time and time again.
. Blood, Epic, 2009 is a dub remix version of Tonight. Archived from on 7 August 2008. Fondamentalmente, questo album riguarda Do You Want To, nuovo successo del gruppo. As the world economy keeps booming, there is a feeling that people are ready to party again.
The —produced album, , was officially announced on 1 April 2015. Archived from on August 13, 2015. The band's third studio album, , was announced in late 2008 and released in January 2009. Archived from on 21 December 2008. Archived from on 20 November 2008.
Thompson andò avanti formando i Franz Ferdinand. On 25 October, the band released the from their fifth studio album, 2018 , as its lead single. In March 2013, Franz Ferdinand continued touring and premiering new songs. Franz Ferdinand was released in February 2004 in the U. The album eventually sold 2 million copies worldwide.
It was first played by Zane Lowe on 17 November 2008. Archived from on 7 August 2009. The film was directed by Niall McCann and brought Kapranos along with members of , and others to , Brittany, to recreate a gig they played when Kapranos was in his earlier band,. On 1 June 2009, the band released , a compilation album that includes versions of songs from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. Franz Ferdinand's second single, Take Me Out, arrived in early 2004.
In 2015, Franz Ferdinand and American rock band formed the supergroup and released a one-off in June 2015. Following the departure of McCarthy, the band released their fifth studio album, , in February 2018. The album gained a positive commercial performance as well as positive reviews from critics. Also made for the Record Store Day, on 16 April 2011 Domino released the compilation , which featured songs of Tonight: Franz Ferdinand played by , , , and who recorded in duet with the band. With Franz Ferdinand before settling on the final title. In February 2010, the band announced they had started to work on a new album. On 26 January 2009, the band released their third studio album, , which they had been recording in Glasgow since mid-2007.
In 2005, the band released their second studio album, , which was produced by. The film features Kapranos playing live with of Mogwai, and other musicians such as and , and , as well as interviews with Kapranos and his old label-mates. In May 2003 the band signed to Laurence Bell's ,. E i Franz Ferdinand hanno risuscitato il pop Scozzese richiamandosi alla new wave, adottando e ri-contestualizzando in Scozia la moda che stava traboccando a New York. On 6 May 2009, it was announced that Franz Ferdinand would be the 3rd opening act for the 's. In May 2012, the band returned to touring, playing several festivals during the summer of 2012 including a headlining slot at festival in London's Victoria Park.