The wit and wisdom of Alex Kapranos

Read the best quotes by the Franz Ferdinand frontman



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This week we published an interview with Glaswegian indie band Franz Ferdinand, who spoke to Time Out about their new album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’, keeping a low media profile, and why ‘it’s great to trigger hatred among people you don’t particularly like’. The group’s gangly, outspoken frontman Alex Kapranos also had a lot to say on topics from Scottish independence to US air marshals. Here are his best bits that didn't make the interview as published.

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Merseyside's Mr McGuinness, who's a pal of Alex Turner and Miles Kane, has cast aside his lo-fi folk oddities of old and packed in the sharp rock 'n' roll tunes of his last LP 'The Invitation to the Voyage' – although he's kept his suits and hair slick. With producer Dan Carey (Toy, Franz Ferdinand), McGuinness has been working on a much more psychedelic sound – give it a listen tonight.

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