Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. (via Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. (via Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

For this interview we talk to Franz Ferdinand. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, a record that was met with near universal critical acclaim and was also a commercial success in both the U.K. and the U.S., among other countries. Franz Ferdinand also won the coveted Mercury Prize in 2004, given annually to the best album by an artist from the United Kingdom. The Glasgow-based post-punk/indie rock four-piece formed in 2002, its members having played in various other bands prior. Frontman Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson had previously played in Yummy Fur together. They were then joined by guitarist Nick McCarthy and bassist Bob Hardy to become Franz Ferdinand, named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination helped spark WWI (although initially the band were inspired by a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand). The band has released four full-length albums, the most recent being 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. They have also put together the most recent Late Night Tales compilation, which is due out September 15th. (via Scotland Week: Franz Ferdinand Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

For this interview we talk to Franz Ferdinand. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, a record that was met with near universal critical acclaim and was also a commercial success in both the U.K. and the U.S., among other countries. Franz Ferdinand also won the coveted Mercury Prize in 2004, given annually to the best album by an artist from the United Kingdom. The Glasgow-based post-punk/indie rock four-piece formed in 2002, its members having played in various other bands prior. Frontman Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson had previously played in Yummy Fur together. They were then joined by guitarist Nick McCarthy and bassist Bob Hardy to become Franz Ferdinand, named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination helped spark WWI (although initially the band were inspired by a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand). The band has released four full-length albums, the most recent being 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. They have also put together the most recent Late Night Tales compilation, which is due out September 15th. (via Scotland Week: Franz Ferdinand Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Still touring behind their latest LP Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand have apparently been secretly collaborating on a joint album with veteran synth duo Sparks.

Still touring behind their latest LP Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right ActionFranz Ferdinand have apparently been secretly collaborating on a joint album with veteran synth duo Sparks.

Continuing their support of their latest LP Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand have premiered a fast-paced music video for their new single “Bullet.”

Continuing their support of their latest LP Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right ActionFranz Ferdinand have premiered a fast-paced music video for their new single “Bullet.”

Recently taking the support of their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action down under to Australia, Franz Ferdinand stopped by the country’s popular radio home Triple J where they took part in the station’s ongoing “Like a Version” cover series.

Recently taking the support of their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action down under to Australia, Franz Ferdinand stopped by the country’s popular radio home Triple J where they took part in the station’s ongoing “Like a Version” cover series.