Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Years Active: 2002–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave, Art Rock, Post-punk Revival, Dance Punk
Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish indie rock and post-punk band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Franz Ferdinand first experienced chart success when their second single, “Take Me Out,” reached #3 on the U.K. Singles chart, followed by their 2004 debut album, “Franz Ferdinand,” which debuted on the U.K. Albums chart at #3. The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. The band's second album, 2005’s “...
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