Franz Ferdinand (Band)

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Franz Ferdinand
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Group Members Alex Kapranos
Bob Hardy
Paul Thomson
Past Group Members Nick McCarthy
Music Genre (Text) Indie rock
post-punk revival
dance-punk
dance-rock
art rock
Music Genre Indie Rock
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Year(s) Active 2002–present
Record Label Domino
Epic
Sony
Official Websites franzferdinand.com
Associated Acts FFS
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Box Codax
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Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar, keyboard), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). The band has been known for being one of the most popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits and selling over 3 million albums worldwide, as of late 2009. They have been nominated for several Grammy Awards and have received two Brit Awards—winning one for Best British Group, as well as one NME Award.

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