Franz Ferdinand

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archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph I

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As the BBC politics programme reached its conclusion, and Franz Ferdinand performed their new single 'Paper Cages',' eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice drummer Paul Thomson's choice of attire: an NHS T-shirt.
As well as Russell and Alex, Franz Ferdinand guitarist Nick McCarthy, bassist Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thomson are joined by Russell's brother Ron on keyboards.
Equally at home with the noise as they are with the catchy melodies, Franz Ferdinand are, above all else, entertainers and they clearly relished the opportunity to do what they do best in front of a home crowd, who were loving every minute of it.
The final work, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009), sounded like a band at a loss for a new direction.
Tonight's show sees one of last year's biggest breakthrough artists, the Ting Tings, and forgotten kings of indie music, Franz Ferdinand, take to the stage in front of thousands of adoring fans.
That's a traditionally difficult milestone but frontman Alex Kapranos has no doubts they've pulled it off, claiming: "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand is music of the night, to fling yourself around your room as you psyche yourself for a night of hedonism, for the dance floor, flirtation, for your desperate heart-stop, for losing it So now you know.
Franz Ferdinand enjoyed a Number 3 hit with their self-titled debut album in 2004, and their 2005 follow-up, You Could Have It So Much Better, was a number one.
Franz Ferdinand took time out from recording their third album to play.
Franz Ferdinand lead singer Alex Kapranos said: "I don't know who put up that embarrassing bulletin on our ff.
In reviews and interviews with popular young bands such as Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party, the band's name is bandied about as a primary influence.
Franz Ferdinand * You Could Have It So Much Better * Sony/Domino
North East rockers Franz Ferdinand are all set for a rapturous homecoming when they play Tyneside's biggest venue later this year.
MERCURY Music Prize winners Franz Ferdinand lead the nominations for this year's Brit Awards.
FRANZ FERDINAND look top value at 4-1 to win the Mercury Music Prize, writes Scott Samuels.