Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar, keyboard), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar and backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and backing vocals) joined the band in 2017 after McCarthy left during the previous year. The band has been notable for being one of the more popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits. They have been nominated for several Grammy Awards and have received two Brit Awards – winning one for Best British Group – as well as one NME Award.
Links To Peel
The members of Franz Ferdinand played in various bands during the 1990s, including one of Peel's favourites, Yummy Fur, who did two sessions for his show in the 90's. Following the demise of Yummy Fur, Peel kept his interest in some of it's members band activities.
- 08 January 2004: Jacqueline (live in Groningen)
- 29 April 2004: Tell Her Tonight (LP - Franz Ferdinand) Domino