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. We weren’t enamoured with the album (the tongue-in-cheek song title ‘Collaborations Don’t Work’ summed things up pretty accurately) but their operatic six-man live show is quite a sight, and they throw in a few classics from each band’s discography alongside the collaborative material.

  1. The Forum 9-17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
  2. Tue Sep 8
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