NPR: Fresh Air - Franz Ferdinand's Frontman on Touring...
Singer, guitarist, and author Alex Kapranos is the frontman for the Glasgow-based indie rock quartet Franz Ferdinand. The band, best known for its single "Take Me Out," has produced two hit CDs. (NPR's Fresh Air, 1/8/08)
NPR: Day to Day - Franz Ferdinand's Post-Punk Revolution
Alex Kapranos, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand, backstage before a recent concert in Los Angeles. (NPR's Day to Day, 10/24/05)
Subcity Radio Podcast: Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand stomach punched popular culture in 2003. With the Laverne and Shirley themesong (“We’re gonna make our dreams come true. Doin’ it our way”) as inspiration*, Alex Kapranos and Paul Thompson (of the recently reformed The Yummy Fur**) got together with a few more pals and did it their way. Their way was to make “music for girls to dance to”; flattening the drab state of pop with a debut full of melodic, infectious and competent hits. (Subcity Radio, 12/2/03)
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