WATCH: Franz Ferdinand short film on the making of the newalbum


Franz Ferdinand’s fourth studio album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is released next week on by Domino.

Lauded as a return to form and a rediscovering of the imagination, vitality and fun found “before they had any encounter in the music industry” it’s  an  exuberant, unencumbered record.

“It’s probably the most optimistic record we’ve made.” Alex Kapranos says. 

Recorded over the last year at Kapranoss Scottish studio, McCarthys Sausage Studios in London, Club Ralph and a couple of trips to Stockholm and Oslo its an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation afforded a band

Watch a making of the album documentary by director Andy Knowles 

The ten songs that make up Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world – painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch and push it even further. The breadth of influence, musicality and invention on show here is enormous. If this is unmistakably a Franz Ferdinand record, it is as much by virtue of its sonic daring and perfectly patch-worked eclecticism as the timeless songwriting flair that has long been their calling card. . 

1st single, Right Thoughts, Right Words, is released Monday 19th August.  Watch the video to that here – 

Album tracklisting:

Right Action

Evil Eye

Love Illumination

Stand On The Horizon

Fresh Strawberries


Treason! Animals.

The Universe Expanded

Brief Encounters

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