Franz Ferdinand – ‘Always Ascending’ [Domino]

Franz Ferdinand is back with their new single ‘Always Ascending’ with that recognisable sound, but a whole new force of greatness. The unique voice of Alex Kapranos shines like you might remember it did. Almost festive in the opening minute, it softly edges you towards a familiar drumbeat, which kicks in with a solid pulse;Continue reading “Franz Ferdinand – ‘Always Ascending’ [Domino]”

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Photo Review: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

In a chaotic affair we ending out not having any reviewers up at Belladrum this year, but we felt we’d be missing out if we called a halt on our photographers Allan Lewis and Stewart Fullerton going, so up they went and they got some great shots. Here’s some of the picks that we thoughtContinue reading “Photo Review: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017”

FFS at The Art School, 16/6/15

When it was first announced that Franz Ferdinand and Sparks were going to collaborate it was kind of taken with a pitch of salt; neither band had done anything notably special on record for a good 10 years, so how them collaborating on record could inspire more was a difficult one to imagine. Step upContinue reading “FFS at The Art School, 16/6/15”

T in the Park, Sunday, 13/7/14

It’s only fitting that the last day of live music in Balado in bathed in sunshine and a total relief after yesterday’s torrential downpours threatened the ground’s integrity and surely left a few with puddles in their tents. Starting the day at the King Tut’s Tent where a mixed crowd gather to see two veryContinue reading “T in the Park, Sunday, 13/7/14”