Franz Ferdinand's New Fuzzy Warbles

Franz Ferdinand fansite www.franzferdinand.net has scored an exclusive new interview with Alex Kapranos on the recording of the band's highly anticipated sophomore album with producer Rich Costey (Bloc Party, Muse), which is currently taking place in Kapranos’s house in Dumfries, Scotland. Here are the highlights:

The band is simultaneously writing, arranging and recording, and currently has 25 songs, of which about 18 are considered "contenders" for the new album, including "re-arrangements" of live favourites Villain, This Boy and Your Diary.

While in the studio, the band has been listening to a wide variety of bands for inspiration, including "Eno, The Damned, Trout, Tiger Lillies, Bowie, Bronski Beat, Beefheart, The Stanleys, Dylan."

Once they have finished recording, the band will come to New York to mix the record (and maybe play a secret show or two?).

You can read the full interview here. Sadly, they neglected to ask whether the band will be taking Snoop Dogg up on his recent offer to collaborate.


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