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On April 28, 2017.

On April 28, 2017, “Dualtone” label released “Volume 1”, the debut BNQT studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Redwood Studios” in Denton, Texas, and was produced by Eric Pulido, Ben Bridwell, Alex Kapranos, Fran Healy and Jason Lytle.

Personnel:

  • Eric Pulido – vocals, guitar
  • Ben Bridwell – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Alex Kapranos – vocals, guitar
  • Fran Healy – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, banjo, sitar, drums
  • Jason Lytle – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Dave Deshazo, Scott Lee, Aaron McClellan – bass
  • Ruby Amanfu, Katrina Cain – vocals
  • Micah Bell – piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • Pete Clagget – trumpet
  • David Pierce – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Devin Eddleman – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Dave Monsch – tenor saxophone
  • Spenser Liszt – baritone saxophone
  • Fiona Brice – violin, string arrangements
  • Stephen Hussey – violin
  • Kotono Sato – viola
  • Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Jesse Chandler – horn arrangements
  • Julian Simmons – engineer
  • Matt Pence – mixing, mastering
  • Sebastiaan Bremer – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Restart – Eric Pulido, Jesse Chandler, Joey McClellan, McKenzie Smith
  2. Unlikely Force – Ben Bridwell
  3. 100 Million Miles – Jason Lytle
  4. Mind of a Man – Fran Healy
  5. Hey Banana – Alex Kapranos
  6. Real Love – Eric Pulido, Jesse Chandler, Joey McClellan, McKenzie Smith
  7. Failing at Feeling – Jason Lytle
  8. LA on My Mind – Fran Healy
  9. Tara – Ben Bridwell
  10. Fighting the World – Alex Kapranos

 

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On January 26, 2009.

On January 26, 2009, “Domino” label released “Tonight”, the third Franz Ferdinand studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Old Govan Town Hall: in Govan, Scotland, “Mr. Dan’s Studio” in Buckeye, Arizona, and was produced by Dan Carey.

Personnel:

  1. Alex Kapranos– lead vocals, guitar, booklet
  2. Bob Hardy– bass guitar, booklet
  3. Paul Thomson– drums, percussion, backing vocals, booklet
  4. Nick McCarthy– guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, booklet
  5. John Dent – mastering
  6. Paul Savage, Alexis Smith, Dan Carey, Allen Johnston – engineers
  7. Dan Carey, Mike Fraser – mixing
  8. Eric Mosher – engineer assistant
  9. Matthew Cooper – artwork
  10. Rachel Graham – booklet
  11. Søren Solkær Starbird – front cover
  12. Jeremiah Olvera – personal assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson and Nick McCarthy.

  1. Ulysses
  2. Turn It On
  3. No You Girls
  4. Send Him Away
  5. Twilight Omens
  6. Bite Hard
  7. What She came For
  8. Live Alone
  9. Can’t Stop Feeling
  10. Lucid Dreams
  11. Dream Again
  12. Katherine Kiss Me

On June 9, 2015.

On June 9, 2015, “Domino” label released the debut FFS studio album. FFS consists of members from Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. It was recorded in 2014, at “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by John Congleton.

Personnel:

  • Alex Kapranos– lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Nick McCarthy– guitar, keyboards, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Bob Hardy– bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Thomson– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Russell Mael– lead and backing vocals
  • Ron Mael– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • John Congleton– engineering, mixing
  • Mike Horner – assistant engineer
  • Cenzo Townshend– mixing
  • Cerne Canning – management
  • Sue Harris – management
  • Matthew Cooper – layout design
  • David Edwards – photography
  • Galen Johnson – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. Johnny Delusional
  2. Call Girl
  3. Dictator’s Son
  4. Little Guy from the Suburbs
  5. Police Encounters
  6. Save Me from Myself
  7. Sõ Desu Ne
  8. The Man Without a Tan
  9. Things I Won’t Get
  10. The Power Couple
  11. Collaborations Don’t Work
  12. Piss Off

 

On August 26, 2013.

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On August 26, 2013, “Domino Recording Company” label released “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action”, the fourth Franz Ferdinand studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Joe Goddard, Alex Kapranos, Alexis Taylor, Todd Terje and Björn Yttling.

Personnel:

  • Alex Kapranos– lead guitar, keyboards, lead vocals, mixing, artwork
  • Nick McCarthy– rhythm guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Bob Hardy– bass
  • Paul Thomson– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Gus Asphalt – saxophone
  • Roxanne Clifford – backing vocals
  • Daftdog – brass
  • Manuela Gernedel – backing vocals
  • Joe Goddard – backing vocals
  • Miriam Newman – backing vocals
  • Owen Pallett – strings, string arrangement
  • Alexis Taylor – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ch4in$ – pre-production
  • Anthony Chapman – additional engineering
  • Mike Fraser – mixing
  • Dave Fridmann – mixing
  • Joe Goddard – production
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Lasse Mårtén – mixing
  • Eskimo Peach – additional engineering
  • Nille Perned – engineering
  • Alexander Ragnew
  • Mark Ralph – engineering, mixing
  • Alexis Smith – mixing
  • Hans Stenlund – engineer
  • Todd Terje – engineering, mixing
  • Matthew Cooper – artwork
  • Pabs Debussy – artwork
  • Andy Knowles – photography

Track listing:

  1. Right Action – Robert Hardy, Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy
  2. Evil Eye – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty
  3. Love Illumination – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty
  4. Stand on the Horizon – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty
  5. Fresh Strawberries – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty
  6. Bullet – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty, Alexander Ragnew
  7. Treason! Animals – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty
  8. The Universe Expanded – Robert Hardy, Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy
  9. Brief Encounters – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty
  10. Goodbye Lovers & Friends – Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarty