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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