Franz Ferdinand and legendary American band Sparks are joining forces to form a supergroup called FFS and they've confirmed a set at Benicassim.
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'.
Alex Kapranos has told XFM he is surprised by how young their audience can be considering their début celebrates ten years in 2014.
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.
XFM looks back at 2004 - the year of Golden Touch, Take Me Out and Hot Fuss.
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Franz Ferdinand: Top Three Downloads
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You can hear the band chatting through their latest record right here!
The 5 best new songs of the week (25 May 2015)
Foo Fighters lead the way this week, with Wolf Alice, Peace and more bringing up the rear. Dive in!
The 5 best new songs of the week (18 May 2015)
This week Catfish And The Bottlemen lead our list, with support from The Amazons, The Hearts, Kill It Kid and Vant.
The 5 best new songs of the week (11 May 2015)
Stereophonics, Girl Friend, Rebecca Clements and more line up for your inspection. Let us know what you think!
The 5 best new songs of the week (4 May 2015)
Circa Waves, Everything Everything, The Cribs and more for your May Day delectation.
Audience Vs Artist: the most outrageous stage invasions and heckles
XFM looks at the times when the crowd become part of the show, from stage invasions to physical demonstrations of disapproval.
The Indie Wonder Years - 1999
XFM looks at 1999, the year of Flat Eric, Showbiz, The Man Who, Moby and Gay Dad.
The most famous and controversial line-up changes in music
Things change... particularly in the high-flying world of the music biz. XFM looks at when personnel changes mark a milestone in a band's career.
Extra Track! XFM's favourite bonus songs and hidden tracks
To mark the bonus May Day Bank Holiday, XFM looks at the times when there's something extra with your vinyl...