Tags » Alex Kapranos



During August Edinburgh usually gives up its streets, theatres, bars and restaurants to Fringe and Festival goers and the locals spend most of the month feeling frustrated and sidelined. 464 more words


Sparks - "Music That You Can Dance To" - (1986)

Music That You Can Dance To, released 1986, was the group’s most dance music inspired album since 1979’s No. 1 In Heaven. The overall sound of the album was dominated by synthesizers and sequencers like the 1979 album but it differed from that release by the inclusion of the heavily distorted…

95 more words

FFS pay a visit to festival-laced Edinburgh

To my surprise I spied a sandwich board at BBC at Potterow last week that said ‘Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, live in the Big Blue Tent on Sunday’ get tickets at the info point’. 702 more words


FFS (Franz Ferdinand & The Sparks): a hell of a show in Paris on June, 26th, 2015

On Friday night, to conclude a week full of concerts (again), I went to Le Bataclan to see the group formed by Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, aka FFS. 202 more words


New release - FFS: FFS

“FFS” is the self titled debut album by the supergroup consisting of members from bands Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. Band formation was announced on March 9, 2015, but the two bands had been recording since at least the mid 2000s.The album material was recorded between 2014 and 2015 and was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton. 19 more words

My World: Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #108 (June 2015) p8. Download a pdf here. 1,052 more words