The New Sins is Lou Hayter (formerly of the New Young Pony Club) who has recently collaborated with the likes of Villa, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and her amazing, new single “Lights Down” is out now on Defected Records. Her new “August Mix” just dropped and we here at Discobelle got the premiere, expect 40 […]
The First World War was instigated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but it’s no small miracle that a general European war didn’t happen earlier. Here are 7 international crises in the years before 1914 that could have started a global-scale conflict. Read more...
The collaboration between Sparks and Franz Ferdinand that is FFS announced a North American tour starting September 30th. The project’s self-titled debut—the result of a mutual appreciation ten years in the making—came out via Domino this June and has been lauded by the Guardian, Pitchfork, A.V.
Tickets for the FFS (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks) show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale at noon. Tickets for the Nightmare of You show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon. Tickets for the US Girls...
Franz Ferdinand and Sparks released an album earlier this year as FFS. Following some European dates later this month, the supergroup will be playing the songs of FFS on their first-ever North American tour. Find their full scheduleShow More Summary
FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have announced their first ever North American live dates. This once-in-a-lifetime tour will follow a summer of headline shows and festivals around Europe, including an impressive headline show on the John Peel Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Show More Summary
Fall dates are in support of the band's self-titled debut.
Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, The Cat Empire, FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) and more
Just over a century ago last month, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo sparked The Great War (or the "not so Great War" if you were unfortunate enough to be sitting in the muddy trenches of Western Europe) that would in many ways shape the 20th century. Show More Summary
Soundtrack Of My Life: Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On His Teenage Beatlemania
Soundtrack Of My Life: Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On His Teenage Beatlemania And Desert Island Cannibals
A statue of a Bosnian Serb nationalist whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, and who is seen here as an icon of Serb patriotism, was inaugurated here Sunday. The two-meter (6.6-foot) highShow More Summary
Yesterday marked the 101st anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that precipitated the First World War. To commemorate the event, a statue of the assassin, Gavrilo Princip, was unveiled in Serbia—which goes to show that one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. Read more...
The new Franz Ferdinand/Sparks supergroup FFS played live for the first time last night (outside of an appearance on Jools Holland last month) at the Arts School is Glasgow. They played pretty much all of the tracks off of their self-titled debut, which was released a few weeks back, plus some solo Franz Ferdinand and […]
Well, here's a supergroup nobody would have predicted. In this corner, Sparks, the 1970s art-rock duo who drove Britannia mad back in the day with endearingly flaky albums like Kimono My House. And in that corner, Franz Ferdinand, the Scottish lads who've written a sizable chunk of the past decade's...
The only odd thing about FFS, the band made up of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, is that it took so long for the two camps to team up and collaborate. The artsy Glaswegian post-punks have always been indebted to the arch lyrics and era-agnostic...Show More Summary
Five decades on, the ageless Sparks are still doing whatever they want. Latest project: Join Franz Ferdinand & FFS
FFS — the new supergroup made up of members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks — have shared a video for “Piss Off,” a song from their self-titled debut that comes out tomorrow. It features the band members as animated creepy little ninja men with their real-life heads placed on top of small bodies. They dance […]
Sort of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of rock, FFS are a tasty smashup of Franz Ferdinand’s melodic, punky rock peanut butter with the chocolatey, witty pop goodness of Sparks. Or is it the other way around? Ah, forget it. What’s important here is the historic hybridizing of two major...
Musicians often say they admire each other's work, but few ever do anything about it.