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Franz Ferdinand managed to make important steps in a very short period of time (late 2003 – early 2004). Their appearance on the British scene was accompanied by a large boom and standard statements like “they are the saviors of rock’ n ‘ roll!”.
Young Scots compared to The Smiths, Joy Division, Interpol, Blur, The Strokes and many more performers of this direction.
Franz Ferdinand was born in 2001 year. Vocalist Alex Kapranos (Alex Kapranos, rod. 1974) and bassist Bob hardy (Bob Hardy, rod. 1980) met as students of the Art Institute of Glasgow (Glasgow School Of Art). They created their team. The guys invited nick McCarthy (Nick McCarthy, rod. 1979), which later became the guitarist of the band. The fourth member of the new group was Paul Thomson (Paul Thomson, rod. 1978), according to colleagues – the best drummer in the whole of Glasgow.
The name the group gave to a horse named Archduke (“Archduke”), seen at the races. The guys started to argue about how ethical it was to give a race horse a nickname. And already chain of logic led to the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. For where the Archduke, and there Franz Ferdinand – the one without the other does not go. The name Franz Ferdinand the musicians seemed original and neizbity. That settled the matter. The first concert of Franz Ferdinand gave in the house of some girl, where he held an Amateur exhibition “Girl Art”.
Later, the boys found an abandoned building on the outskirts of Glasgow and built there the Chateau club, where he played poker face and just had fun. Long this mess could not continue: to drop once at the light, police saw the fake blood doused the crowd (“I think that night we played vampires,” recalls Alex Kapranos), clutched at his heart and screwed together fun.
Still later, the boys found another suitable in all respects of the building. As it turned out, in this building at the end of the 19th century was the seat of the court and imposed sentences. By the time of its discovery “ferdinandova” the building was empty for more than 30 years. Here is Chateau-2.
One day Domino Records offered them a contract to release the album. The group’s debut single, EP, “Darts Of Pleasure”, was released in September 2003. Further events unfolded with frightening speed. In October, “ferdinandova” has been invited to perform at the show of Jools Holland on the BBC, and the new year adorned the cover of NME. Released in early 2004, the album called, “Franz Ferdinand” has got on the prepared soil.
The audience likes the ease and simplicity of the melodies, which are easy to dance; critics like sane lyrics, shameless mix of punk, rock and disco with the ability to “Franz ferdinandova” to squeeze in one song so many plot moves and musical references, many do not reach and on several albums of Britney Spears.
In America, they performed at the music conference SXSW in Texas, where usually are invited the promising rookies, and signed a contract with the American branch of the Epic (Sony) for a million dollars. During the team’s visit to Austria to see them come granddaughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The.