New album – ‘Always Ascending’ – 9th February 2018
Listen to lead track – ‘Always Ascending’ HERE
Announce 2018 tour dates
‘Always Ascending’ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation. You can listen to the first single, also titled ‘Always Ascending’ HERE and download or stream it HERE.
‘Always Ascending’ was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, 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 singer, Alex Kapranos, refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.”
From the city which jointly played host to the album’s conception, the band will mark the announcement of ‘Always Ascending’ with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephémère, to be broadcast from the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page from 8.30pm BST tonight, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings.
‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag.
Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.
The tracklisting for ‘Always Ascending’ is as follows:
1. Always Ascending
2. Lazy Boy
3. Paper Cages
5. The Academy Award
6. Lois Lane
7. Huck And Jim
8. Glimpse Of Love
9. Feel The Love Go
10. Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow
The band are also announcing their forthcoming tour dates, including a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February, dates are as follows:
Sunday 11 February Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 13 February Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 14 February Nottingham Rock City
Friday 16 February Newcastle 02 Academy
Saturday 17 February Glasgow 02 Academy
Monday 19 February Leeds 02 Academy
Tuesday 20 February Birmingham 02 Academy
Wednesday 21 February Bristol 02 Academy
Friday 23 February Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 24 February London 02 Brixton Academy
Sunday 25 February Brighton Dome
Saturday 24 March Caen, France Zenith
Tickets available Friday 3rd November at 9am: HERE.
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