The wit and wisdom of Alex Kapranos
Read the best quotes by the Franz Ferdinand frontman
Fri Aug 23 2013
© Rob Grieg
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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- Critics choice
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.
Indie rockers The Maccabees tell us how eavesdropping on conversations around London helped inspire album number four
Tom Furse of The Horrors is bewitched by the raw rock ’n’ roll of the original garage band
On her new album Lianne La Havas transforms from a breezy singer-songwriter into a full-blown, homegrown star. We get acquainted with Streatham’s finest
Euan Ferguson marvels at the unearthly sounds made by a band from five minutes down the road
- Critics choice
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