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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See Franz Ferdinand live in London

FFS (Franz Ferdinand/Sparks)

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No-one saw this one coming, but it makes a weird kind of sense: Franz Ferdinand have joined forces with Sparks for a joint record and tour as FFS. Alex Kapranos and his Glaswegian indie four-piece have always teetered (glamorously) towards the suaver side of rock ’n’ roll, so they should make a great pairing with the Mael brothers, America’s glam-pop eccentrics-in-chief. This show in Stepney is their only English date for now.

  1. Troxy 490 Commercial Rd, E1 0HX
  2. Mon Jun 29
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