FRANZ FERDINAND Dropped Greatest Hits Album Including Two New Tunes

12 March 2022

Band: FRANZ FERDINAND
Who: Famous indie pop rockers
from Glasgow, Scotland
Active: Since 2002 / 5 studio LPs

New album: HITS TO THE HEAD
What: A greatest hits compilation
Release: 11 March 2022
More info and tracklist here

Alexander Kapranos (frontman/songwriter) about selecting the band’s
greatest hits: “It’s the same as writing a set-list for a festival: you want to play
the songs you know people want to hear. The hits. Bring the hits to the head.
The heart. The feet. That means obvious singles, but also songs you know have
a special meaning for both band and audience like ‘Outsiders’. We also added
two new songs, recorded last year: “Billy Goodbye” and “Curious”.

TUTV: They were/are a top pop singles band.
Nothing more, nothing less.

The two new ones and their biggest one…

– BILLY GOODBYE –

– CURIOUS –

– TAKE ME OUT –

All the hits…

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FRANZ FERDINAND: Facebook – All Albums

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past 7 Days

7 from the past 7 days

1. ‘Curious’ by FRANZ FERDINAND (UK)

After 5 albums the Scottish stars decided that it’s time for
a greatest hits record. The collection lands on March 11.

The band also included a couple of
new songs like this dancefloor thrill.

Shake your hips here…

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2. ‘Piggy’ by SKUNK ANANSIE (UK)

After 28 years Skin and her henchmen still make your blood cook.
This new sizzling stroke calls out all incompetent governments,
specifically UK’s short-sighted Brexit statesmen. It’s a metallic bomb
with a volcanic Skin chorus.

No mercy for the wicked.

Play it very loud…

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3. ‘Scorched Earth’ by COBRA THE IMPALER (Ghent, Belgium)

When grunge has a date with metal, when Nirvana hooks up with
Korn, an earthquake is in the making. These Belgian bulldozing
rockers know all about it and make it happen with this explosive
detonation. Hell bloody hell yeah!

Test your speakers…

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4. ‘The Girls Are Fighting’ by BLOC PARTY (UK)

Kele Okereke and his team are gearing
up for their 6th LP, titled Alpha Games,
out April 29th.

New single The Girls Are Fighting
races with voltaic potency. A winner…

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5. ‘The Story Of The Century’ by TY SEGALL (US)

Two years ago, director Matt Yoka’s documentary Whirlybird
premiered. It shows the adventures of two video journalists,
soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ’80s and ’90s Los Angeles,
including the OJ Simpson  chase in 1994.

A re-release accompanied by a new soundtrack will be issued soon.
One of the participators is musical centipede Ty Segall drumming his
tail off on this dynamizing instrumental

Wham bam…

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6. ‘Connection’ by THE KOOKS (UK)

The glam boys canned a new longplayer, called
10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark. It hits the streets
next summer, on 22 July.

As an introduction, we get 3 cuts with Connection
as the most notable. A funky groover.

Turn it up, folks…

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7. ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ by PETER DOHERTY & FREDERIC LO (UK)

Libertine Peter Doherty is clean for 2 years now and has just been married.
The happy man lives in Normandy, France and teamed up with French musician
Frédéric Lo. The result is the album The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime,
coming out on 22 March.

The first taster is this
sweet little beauty

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

FRANZ FERDINAND Drop Single ‘BILLY GOODBYE’ From Upcoming Greatest Hits Collection

New striking strokes

3 November 2021

Band: FRANZ FERDINAND
Who: Famous indie pop rockers
from Glasgow, Scotland
Active: Since 2002 / 5 studio LPs

New album: HITS TO THE HEAD
What: A greatest hits compilation
Release: 11 March 2022
More info and tracklist here

Alexander Kapranos (frontman/songwriter) about selecting the band’s
greatest hits: “It’s the same as writing a set-list for a festival: you want to play
the songs you know people want to hear. The hits. Bring the hits to the head.
The heart. The feet. That means obvious singles, but also songs you know have
a special meaning for both band and audience like ‘Outsiders’. We also added
two new songs, recorded last year: “Billy Goodbye” and “Curious”.

New single: BILLY GOODBYE
One of the two new songs (probably hits too by the
time the collection comes out) along with all the hits.

Billy Goodbye is a characteristic FF rocket.
Glamourous, uplifting, and instantly addictive.

Here we go…

FRANZ FERDINAND: Facebook

‘YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER’ By FRANZ FERDINAND Released 15 Years Ago…

29 September 2020

Band: Franz Ferdinand (Scotland)
Album: You Could Have It So Much Better – 2nd LP
Released: 28 September 2020

NME review: “Stacks of sex, drugs and dirty rock’n’roll – the bonnie lads shake off their
squeaky clean image for their second stonker. The biggest departures from the first album (they’re all ballads of one stripe or another), they’re sufficiently anthemic to capture Killers
fans’ hearts but with enough unexpected twists and turns to satisfy the art-rock hardcore.”

Artwork: The album’s cover art is inspired by the works of Alexander Rodchenko,
the Russian avant-garde photographer and collage pioneer. The cover image is a
direct copy of Rodchenko‘s 1924 portrait of Russian author Lilya Brick (see below).

TUTV‘s favorite topnotch track…

Full album…

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FRANZ FERDINAND: Facebook