Scottish band Franz Ferdinand’s songs have strong hooks, upbeat rhythms and swaggering rock attitude.
Taking their name from an Austrian-Hungarian Archduke, whose death sparked the first world war, Franz Ferdinand the band started out in the U.K. indie scene in the early 2000s.
All of Franz Ferdinand’s albums have hit the U.K. and U.S. charts. It’s been 5 years since their last record.
The new full-length Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action could be their best yet. Adding thought-provoking lyrics to their powerfully simple formula.
The other favorite track from the new record is “Love Illumination.”
For more top songs from Franz Ferdinand and their musical history visit the Soulful Alternative write-up on them here.
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