The fact that Franz Ferdinand haven’t made it to national treasure status yet is a credit to the band and their music. It simply means that they remain as relevant and vital to the music scene now as they did when they punched us in the face with their second single ‘Take Me Out’ in 2004. But let’s face it four young Glaswegians with a penchant for angular art-pop and a pocket full of killer tunes, this was never going to last was it?
Then the debut album came, a record jam packed with incident, wit, talent, dance floor friendly tunes and for most of those in the know the best album of 2004,but still, it was a debut album, these boys were never going to last were they, next big thing, gonna change the face of music bands never do, do they?
Less than twelve months passed before we had our answer as Franz returned with the monolithic ‘You Could Have it So Much Better’, an album that shot them straight into the mainstream with a number 1 album and a run of hit singles. How did they react? They toured the world for a couple of years and returned in 2008 with their third long player Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, an album that marked an incredible coming of age for the band and cemented their reputation as one of the finest musical forces of the noughties and then, well then they disappeared, see we told you it wouldn’t last, right?
Wrong, 2013 sees Franz Ferdinand return, rejuvenated and ready slip back on the mantle of everybody’s favourite band, with a new album about to be unveiled, we’re just glad they’ve chosen Bestival for one of their first shows on their short journey back to superstardom.