Following a string of truly triumphant performances in California last month, the multi-Grammy winning Scottish four-piece Franz Ferdinand have finally confirmed rumors that their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, will be released by Domino on August 27th, 2013.
This exuberant, unencumbered record is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009’s Tonight. In their time away, they’ve rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand, an album that unequivocally conquered the planet with relentless charm and exquisite bravado.
Recorded over the last year at Alex Kapranos’ Scottish studio and Nick McCarthy’s Sausage Studios in London, Club Ralph and a couple of trips to Stockholm and Oslo, the new album cements Franz Ferdinand’s status as the most unique and adventurous of British bands; emboldened by a decade’s undreamt-of worldwide success, but still daring and defiant. It’s an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation. Worth the wait? You bet your bottom buck.
When asked for a quote Mr Kapranos came back with: “The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”*