Franz Ferdinand


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Franz Ferdinand

English name Francis Ferdinand. 1863--1914, archduke of Austria; heir apparent of Franz Josef I. His assassination contributed to the outbreak of World War I
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The full list, announced on Wednesday night, is: Adam Holmes and The Embers - Midnight Milk BABE - Kiss & Tell Best Girl Athlete - Best Girl Athlete Blue Rose Code - The Water of Leith Catholic Action - In Memory Of Chris Stout and Catriona McKay - Bare Knuckle Elephant Sessions - All We Have Is Now Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending Golden Teacher - No Luscious Life Happy Meals (now known as Free Love) - Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI) Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy - A Pocket Of Wind Resistance Kobi Onyame - Gold Martha Ffion - Sunday Best Mogwai - Every Country's Sun Neon Waltz - Strange Hymns Out Lines - Conflats Pronto Mama - Any Joy Siobhan Wilson - There Are No Saints The Spook School - Could It Be Different Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar.
"We've never experienced that level of intense social media scrutiny before," reflects the man who was proudly wearing that NHS T-shirt, Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson.
All these years later and Franz Ferdinand are still at the very top of their game.
The final work, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009), sounded like a band at a loss for a new direction.
Franz Ferdinand, meanwhile, are recapturing the kind of form that made music journalists hail them as the saviours of indie music when their self-titled debut album was released in 2004.
IN THE CITY: Brits winners Franz Ferdinand (above) and Sam Duckworth (right) of Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly
In between recording their next album, Franz Ferdinand will tour parts of Scotland next month, including Stirling, Fort William and Portree.
FRANZ Ferdinand have been accused of making music for girls to dance to.
And his band Franz Ferdinand are enjoying the type of success that attracts more fans screaming their adulation than gun-wielding nutters.
Apparently nobody told Franz Ferdinand about the sophomore slump.
Franz Ferdinand will be supported by The Editors and The Rakes."
Franz Ferdinand's rivals for best British group are Kasabian, Keane, Muse and Snow Patrol.