Home / Biography / Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Biography

Glasgow’s art-damaged rock and roll quartet Franz Ferdinand — named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked Globe War I actually — feature bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist Nick McCarthy, drummer Paul Thomson, and vocalist/guitarist Alex Kapranos. In past due 2001, Kapranos and Hardy got begun focusing on music jointly when they fulfilled McCarthy, a classically qualified pianist and dual bass participant who originally performed drums for the group despite no prior encounter like a drummer. The trio have been rehearsing at McCarthy’s home for some time when they fulfilled and started using Thomson, a previous drummer for the Yummy Hair who experienced like playing acoustic guitar instead. Ultimately, McCarthy and Thomson turned to acoustic guitar and drums, as well as the music group switched practice areas, stumbling upon an forgotten warehouse which they called the Chateau. The Chateau became Franz Ferdinand’s head office, where they rehearsed and kept rave-like occasions incorporating music and artwork (Hardy graduated from your Glasgow College of Artwork, and Thomson also posed being a lifestyle model there). The bandmembers required a fresh rehearsal space once their illicit artwork parties were uncovered by the authorities, and they discovered one in a Victorian courthouse and prison. By summertime 2002, they’d documented an EP’s value of material they intended to discharge themselves, but person to person in regards to the music group pass on and Franz Ferdinand agreed upon to Domino in the summertime of 2003. The group’s EP Darts of Pleasure, which led some to label Franz Ferdinand “the Scottish Interpol,” premiered that fall, as well as the music group spent all of those other year supporting groupings such as Scorching Hot High temperature and Interpol. Franz Ferdinand’s second solitary, Consider Me Out, found its way to early 2004. The solitary propelled these to higher popularity within the U.K. and laid the groundwork for the band’s debut recording. Franz Ferdinand premiered in Feb 2004 within the U.K. and per month later on stateside. Franz Ferdinand’s achievement followed them over the fish pond; “Consider Me Out” became a big modern rock strike, in part because of the song’s cutting-edge video, which gained the Breakthrough Video award at that year’s MTV Music Video Awards. The group’s momentum continuing with the discharge from the Michael one and Mercury Award make an impression on such artists because the Roads, Cellar Jaxx, and Keane. Franz Ferdinand released their second record, YOU MIGHT HAVE It So FAR BETTER, in fall 2005. The bandmembers started writing songs because of their third record that calendar year, but scrapped them for a brand new set of music that they prepared to make right into a “filthy pop” concept recording. Franz Ferdinand used a few makers to greatly help them go ahead a far more dance- and pop-influenced path, including Erol Alkan and Xenomania, the creation team behind a lot of Ladies Aloud’s hits, before making a decision on Dan Carey, who experienced caused Kylie Minogue, CSS, Sizzling Chip, and Lily Allen. The music “Lucid Dreams” made an appearance within the soundtrack to Madden NFL 09 and premiered in fall 2008; early in ’09 2009, the solitary Ulysses arrived weekly before the discharge of Franz Ferdinand’s third record, Tonight. That summer months, the music group released Bloodstream, an record offering dub-inspired remixes of Tonight’s music. Franz Ferdinand started working on brand-new material this year 2010, steadily incorporating brand-new songs to their setlists while touring in 2012 and 2013. Best Thoughts, Best Words, Best Action, which highlighted collaborations with Sizzling hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor, Peter Björn & John’s Björn Yttling, Veronica Falls’ Roxanne Clifford, and DJ Todd Terje, found its way to August 2013 and shipped a daring, streamlined sound similar to the band’s first work.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth December 18, 1863
Profession Soldier, Politician
Spouse Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
Children Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Prince Ernst of Hohenberg, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg
Parents Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Siblings Archduke Otto of Austria, Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria, Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
Awards Mercury Prize, Brit Award for British Group, NME Award for Best Album, Brit Award for British Rock Act, NME Award for Best Track, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, NME Award for Best Live Band, NME Award Philip Hall Radar Award, UK Festival Award for Anthem Of The Summer, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, Danish Music Award for Foreign Newcomer of the Year
Music Songs Take Me Out, No You Girls, This Fire, Do You Want To, Love Illumination, Walk Away, Right Action, The Dark Of The Matinée, Evil Eye, Darts of Pleasure, Ulysses, Michael, Stand on the Horizon, Can't Stop Feeling, Fresh Strawberries, Eleanor Put Your Boots On, Bullet, Lucid Dreams, What She Came For, Tell Her Tonight, Demagogue, All for You, Sophia, Auf Achse, I'm Your Villain, The Fallen, Bite Hard, Love and Destroy, Wine in the Afternoon, Shopping For Blood, Goodbye Lovers and Friends, Jeremy Fraser, Erdbeer Mund
Albums You Could Have It So Much Better, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand, Blood, Late Night Tales: Franz Ferdinand, Covers, Michael - EP, ITunes Live: London Festival '09, Evil Eye (Remixes), Right Action (Remixes), The Fallen
Nominations NME Award for Best British Band, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Rock, NME Award for Best New Band, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act, NME Award for Best Music Video, Brit Award for British Live Act, MTV Video Music Award – MTV2 Award, Porin Award for Best International Song, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Alternative Group, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Duo or Group of the Year, Porin Award for Best International Album Outside of Classical and Jazz Music, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme, MTV Australia Award for Best Breakthrough


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Nicholas McCarthy is a past member.
2 Fourth album, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action", released in August 2013.
3 Starting tour, with release of Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. [January 2009]
4 Rapper Kanye West stated that Franz Ferdinand was his favorite band at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
5 Third album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, released in January 2009.
6 Originally going to have a color scheme with albums, just like Weezer, but named their second album 'You Could Have It So Much Better'.
7 Second album is called You Can Have It So Much Better, and was released October 3, 2005.
8 First album is self-titled, released February 2004.
9 Won the 2004 Mercury Prize Award.
10 The band members are Alexander Kapranos (vocals, guitar), Robert Hardy (bass guitar), Paul Thomson (drums, backing vocals).
11 Scottish rock band named after the Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination in 1914 triggered the First World War.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joey 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Burnout 3: Takedown 2004 Video Game music: "This Fire"
Madden NFL 2005 2004 Video Game performer: "Take Me Out"
The Edukators 2004 "Darts Of Pleasure"
9 Songs 2004 performer: "Michael", "Jacqueline" Live
Gilmore Girls 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Subterranean TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Rock'n Roll 2017 performer: "Take Me Out"
Formula 1: Ten Sport 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Wimbledon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Waterloo Road 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Dumb and Dumber To 2014 performer: "Right Action"
Endless Love 2014 performer: "Right Action"
Circus Halligalli 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Revenge 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Conan 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grimm TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
New Girl 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Found Memories 2011 performer: "Take Me Out" / writer: "Take Me Out"
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
My Soul to Take 2010 performer: "NO YOU GIRLS" / writer: "NO YOU GIRLS"
90210 TV Series 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Chuck 2009-2010 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Sorority Row 2009 performer: "No You Girls" / writer: "No You Girls"
No disparen al pianista 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series performer: "The Dark of the Matinée", "No You Girls", "Do You Want To", "Turn It On", "Michael", "Walk Away", "Bite Hard", "Take Me Out" / writer: "No You Girls", "Turn It On", "Bite Hard"
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009 TV Movie performer: "No You Girls", "Take Me Out", "This Fire"
The Inbetweeners 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fringe TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hills 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Cross the Universe 2008 Video documentary "Waters of Nazareth Prelude"
Dancing with the Stars 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Putzfrau Undercover 2008 TV Movie performer: "Outsiders" - uncredited
Madden NFL 2009 2008 Video Game performer: "Lucid Dreams"
Taking Liberties 2007 Documentary "Come on Home"
SingStar Pop 2007 Video Game performer: "Take Me Out"
Hallam Foe 2007 performer: "Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow"
One Tree Hill 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: NY 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game "Take Me Out"
Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paradise Kiss 2005 TV Series arranger: "Do You Want To" / performer: "Do You Want To"
The O.C. TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Entourage TV Series 3 episodes, 2004 - 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2005
Harald Schmidt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
FIFA Soccer 2005 2004 Video Game performer: "Tell Her Tonight"
Life As We Know It 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MTV World Stage Franz Ferdinand 2009 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Take Me Out 2016 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest: FFS
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2015 TV Series documentary Themselves
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009-2014 TV Series Themselves
Fuji Rock Festival '14 2014 TV Movie Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guest
Circus Halligalli 2013 TV Series Themselves
The Best Hit USA 2013 TV Series Themselves
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Lollapalooza 2012 Video
MTV Video Music Brasil 2009 2009 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series Themselves
TV total 2004-2009 TV Series Themselves
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009 TV Movie Themselves
No disparen al pianista 2009 TV Series Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 2003-2009 TV Series Themselves
MTV World Stage Franz Ferdinand 2009 TV Movie Himself
Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Themselves
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006-2009 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004-2009 TV Series Themselves
Taratata 2009 TV Series Themselves
Benicassim Festival 2009 2009 TV Special Themselves - Band
Franz Ferdinand: O2 Arena 2009 Video Themselves
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2006 TV Series documentary Themselves
T in the Park 2006 TV Movie Themselves
The Album Chart Show 2006 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 2005-2006 TV Series Themselves
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2006 TV Series Themselves - Performer
Vodafone TBA 2006 TV Series Themselves
Brain Fart 2005 TV Movie Themselves
CD:UK 2005 TV Series Themselves
Austin City Limits 2005 TV Series documentary Themselves
Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Culture Show 2005 TV Series documentary Themselves
Harald Schmidt 2005 TV Series Themselves
T4 2005 TV Series Themselves
Music on Demand 2005 TV Series Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004-2005 TV Series Themselves
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Themselves - Perfomers
Jools's Hootenanny 2004 TV Series Themselves
MTV Europe Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Themselves
Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 2 2004 Video Themselves
T in the Park 2004 TV Movie Themselves
Glastonbury 2004 2004 TV Series Themselves
9 Songs 2004 Themselves (uncredited)
NME Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2005-2006 TV Series Themselves - Accused
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "You Could Have It So Much Better."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group For the song "Do You Want To."
2006 Brit Brit Awards Best British Group
2006 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Video Inspired By Film For "Walk Away" inspired by "Hitchcock"
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Franz Ferdinand."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group For the song "Take Me Out."


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

Dykehouse

Michigan-based producer Mike Dykehouse (yes, that’s his true surname) debuted in 2001 with Powerful Obsolescence, …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *