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. The hypnotically-charged video, shot in Paris, was directed by acclaimed French directors AB / CD / CD. Check it out below.
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.
‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs 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 are also announced their forthcoming tour dates recently, including a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February, The band will be joined on the UK leg of the tour by Albert Hammond Jr. full worldwide dates are as follows:
10 – Galway, Ireland – Leisureland
11 – Dublin, Ireland -Olympia Theatre
13 – Manchester, Albert Hall
14 – Nottingham, Rock City
16 – Newcastle, 02 Academy
17 – Glasgow, 02 Academy
19 – Leeds, 02 Academy
20 – Birmingham, 02 Academy
21 – Bristol, 02 Academy
23 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
24 – London, 02 Brixton Academy
25 – Brighton, Dome
27 – Paris, France – Zenith
28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National