Alex Kapranos has told XFM he is surprised by how young their audience can be considering their début celebrates ten years in 2014.
Franz Ferdinand Biography
Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand formed in 2002, with Alex Kapranos as lead vocalist / guitarist, Bob Hardy on bass, Nick McCarthy on guitar and Paul Thomson on drums.
Their second single 'Take Me Out' was a huge hit, as was their eponymous debut album. They won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards. Second album 'You Could Have It So Much Better' reached the top of the UK Album Charts, and 2013 saw the release of their fourth studio album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'.
The Summer Series at Somerset House is returning this July, with the full list of headliners now announced.
Fraser Thomson was on hand at Balado this year to speak to the great and good: hear him chat to the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Twin Atlantic and more...
Alex Kapranos says the claims that the band almost split have been exaggerated.
Which artists have come out of the block, all guns blazing? XFM picks half a ton of excellent debuts.
From Reflektor to Holy Fire, here's half a ton of great albums from the past twelve months.
Franz Ferdinand: Top Three Downloads
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Catfish And The Bottlemen to replace Hozier at XFM Winter Wonderland with Mountain Dew
Bombay Bicycle Club Say That U2 Are Disconnected With Young People
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Frank Turner - The Third Three Years
The singer-songwriter issues his third collection of b-sides, rarities, demos and covers.
The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (24 November 2014)
This week the XFM iPod's "Recently Added" playlist consists of Ed Harcourt, Bombay Bicycle Club, Maximo Park, Dry The River and Port Isla.
XFM's 20 best music videos of 2014 Part 1: 1-10
For the YouTube generation, there's nothing more important than having a great video. Check out XFM's favourite clips of the year.
XFM'S 20 best music videos of 2014 Part 2: 11-20
Cast your gaze over another handful of excellent, inspiring and entertaining vids from the year 2014.