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Franz Ferdinand

  • Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002.
  • The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts,
  • The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year.
  • The name of the band was originally inspired by a racehorse called The Archduke.[8] After seeing the horse run on television the band began to discuss Archduke Franz Ferdinand and thought it would be a good band name because of the sound of the name and the implications of the Archduke's death (his assassination was a significant factor in the lead up to World War I). They discussed it in a very early interview with the Scottish magazine Is This Music?
  • On the tour that followed the album release, Franz broke the record for the longest run at the Alexandra Palace, North London, by playing four sold out nights in November–December 2005


No You Girls
Take Me Out

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