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
The Karelia
The Yummy Fur
Correcto
Box Codax
Sparks
LCD Soundsystem
La Roux
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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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Filmography

101 Credits »
2009 MTV World Stage Franz Ferdinand -
2013 Take Me Out -
2015 Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie -
2014 Dumb and Dumber To -
2014 Endless Love -
2013 Circus Halligalli -
2011 Grimm -
2011 New Girl -
2010 My Soul to Take -
2010 Conan -
2009 Sorority Row -

Songs

257 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Take Me out 2003
2 Do You Want to 2005
3 This Fire 2003
4 Jacqueline 2003
5 Tell Her Tonight 2003
6 No You Girls 2009
7 Darts of Pleasure 2003
8 Ulysses 2009
9 Michael 2003
10 The Fallen 2005
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Awards

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Nominated for 2 Awards

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