Franz Ferdinand have just unveiled the video for their new single Always Ascending, taken from the album of the same name which will be released on February 9th 2018 via Domino. The video was directed by acclaimed French directors AB / CD / CD.
Frontman Alex Kapranos comments;
We’re happy to now be Always Ascending on the screen, with ABCDCD capturing the mood of the song and likenesses of the band in perfect detail. This is pretty much a typical Sunday afternoon round at Franz Ferdinand’s flat.
Always Ascending was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). The album’s announcement was accompanied by a launch gig at Paris’s Point Ephémère, which was broadcast and is now streaming on the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page.
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.
The band have announced at Banquet New Slang show at the Kingston Hippodrome on the eve of the album, February 8th. Franz Ferdinand will embark on an extensive tour in the beginning of 2018, including a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February. Full worldwide dates can be found below.
Video: Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending