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Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2002 and played an important part in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. 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). The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which entered the UK album 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. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinée" and "This Fire". The band has also received several Grammy Award nominations. The band is named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria whose assassination was one of the main reasons for the start of the First World War. The band decided on the name after seeing a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand win the Northumberland Plate in 2001, eventually coming to the decision as the alliteration and sound of the name appealed to them. - Discography Franz Ferdinand (2004) You Could Have It So Much Better (2005) Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009) Right Thoughts,Right Words, Right Action (2013) Sites: FranzFerdinandFans.org.UK (fan site) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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No You Girls

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Last Played on February 21, 2015 1:58am

Right Action

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Last Played on September 19, 2014 8:01pm

Do You Want to

You Could Have It So Much Better
Last Played on September 13, 2014 1:43am

This Fire

Franz Ferdinand
Last Played on September 04, 2014 2:20am

Ulysses

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Last Played on April 15, 2014 12:04pm

Take Me Out

Franz Ferdinand
Last Played on April 15, 2014 2:09am

40 Feet

Franz Ferdinand
Last Played on March 02, 2014 8:25pm

Bullet

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Last Played on February 06, 2014 4:22am