Our favourite Scottish indie-rock band Franz Ferdinand returns with their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, slated to release on 26 August 2013. Having announced that they were back in the recording studios in 2010, they seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality, and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand.
Look out for tracks that propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world with their signature painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision, and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch. 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.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Kapranos recently tweeted about being “The Last Bastard of British Pop” but apparently he’s bored of that now. We’re not entirely sure what that means, but you’ll probably have to wait for the album release to find out.
For more Franz Ferdinand visit their official website here.