Always Ascending the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday 9th February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s ten songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.

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.”

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.



Date Venue
Thu 8th New Slang Hippodrome London
Sat 10th Leisureland Galway
Sun 11th Olympia Theatre Dublin
Tue 13th Albert Hall Manchester
Wed 14th Rock City Nottingham
Fri 16th O2 Academy Newcastle
Sat 17th O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon 19th O2 Academy Leeds
Tue 20th O2 Academy Birmingham
Wed 21st O2 Academy Bristol
Fri 23rd Corn Exchange Cambridge
Sat 24th O2 Brixton Academy London
Sun 25th The Dome Brighton

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