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Franz Ferdinand share ‘Always Ascending’ video, play Cambridge


Franz Ferdinand have unveiled the striking new video to ‘Always Ascending’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album of the same name which is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Franz Ferdinand bring the new record to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on February 23rd, tickets on sale now.

The hypnotically-charged video, shot in Paris, was directed by acclaimed French directors AB / CD / CD. Talking about the video, Alex Kapranos said: “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.”

The band recently announced ‘Always Ascending’, their fifth album which was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.