Franz Ferdinand announce new album ‘Always Ascending’ + stream title track

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On 25 October 2017
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Credit: David Edwards

Franz Ferdinand have just revealed that their new album Always Ascending will be released on February 9th 2018. The track listing and artwork can be found below. The band have also just revealed the album’s title track which is streaming below.

Always Ascending was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. Frontman Alex Kapranos, refers to the album as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.”

From the city which jointly played host to the album’s conception, the band will mark the announcement of Always Ascending with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephémère, to be broadcast from the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page from 8.30pm BST tonight, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings.

Always Ascending is available to pre-order now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag.

Always Ascending tracklisting:

  1. Always Ascending
  2. Lazy Boy
  3. Paper Cages
  4. Finally
  5. The Academy Award
  6. Lois Lane
  7. Huck And Jim
  8. Glimpse Of Love
  9. Feel The Love Go
  10. Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

The band are also announcing their forthcoming tour dates, including a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February, full worldwide dates can be found below.

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