Secret Sounds Asia is excited to present indie rock icons Franz Ferdinand – Live in Singapore on 21 November 2018 at Zepp@BIGBOX.
Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002, Franz Ferdinand is widely regarded as a key player in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. Franz Ferdinand was originally composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Paul Thomson (drums) until 2016 when McCarthy left to concentrate on his family. The next year Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesizer, guitar) and Dino Bardot (guitar) completed the band’s current lineup.
Franz Ferdinand won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for ‘Best British Group’ and ‘Best British Rock Act’. The band has also received several Grammy Award nominations, including ‘Best Alternative Album’. Released in February this year, the band’s fifth studio album ‘Always Ascending’ represents nothing short of a rebirth, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation. The album was recorded with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. ‘Always Ascending’ shows Franz Ferdinand broadening their palate, as exuberant as it is euphoric, creating a sound that frontman, Alex Kapranos, refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic”.