Glasgow's art-damaged rock quartet Franz Ferdinand -- named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked World War I -- features bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist
Nick McCarthy, drummer Paul Thomson, and singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos. In late 2001, Kapranos and Hardy had begun working on music together…more
Their album You Could Have It So Much Better was certified Gold in the U.S. by the RIAA.
Their album Franz Ferdinand received 4 stars by All Music Guide.
Do You Want To is included in the lineup of licensed songs in Konami's Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA.
Their song Do You Want To was the theme song for the TV show Paradise Kiss.
The band's first single was Darts of Pleasure.
Their album Franz Ferdinand has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide.
Their song This Fire was on the soundtrack for the video game Burnout 3 Takedown.
Their song Michael was on the soundtrack for the video game Gran Turismo 4.
In 2005 Kanye West said that Franz Ferdinand is his favorite band.
Snopp Dogg said that he admires the band.
In 2006, they went on tour with Death Cab For Cutie.
Their song Take Me Out was on the soundtrack for the video game NHL 2005.
Their song Take Me Out was on the soundtrack for the video game Madden 2005.
In the U.S. they are with Epic Records.
In the UK they are with Domino Records.
They are an indie rock band.
Franz Ferdinand have been quoted as saying they wanted to make "music that girls can dance to".
The band's debut self-titled album (released in 2004) debuted on the UK album charts at number three, and won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize, before their second album charted at number 1.
Franz Ferdinand were part of Australia's 2006 Big Day Out Tour.
Their song Take Me Out was in the Now 17 album.
Videos from "Franz Ferdinand" are: "Take me Out", "This Fire", "Dark of the Matinee", "Michael" and "Do You Want To".
Their single, "Take me Out" is their most popular song.
Franz Ferdinand Released 9th February 2004.
You Could Have It So Much Better...Released 3rd October 2005.