Franz Ferdinand

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One of the most intriguing UK guitar bands to emerge in the early years of the twenty-first century, Franz Ferdinand derive their name from an Austro-Hungarian royal whose assassination proved to be the catalyst for the World War I (via a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand that the band had seen on the television). The Glasgow, Scotland-based quartet, Alex Kapranos (Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, 20 March 1972, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England; vocals/guitar, ex-Karelia), Nick McCarthy... Read more

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indie
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