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[Premiere] The New Sins – August Mix 2015

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 […]

7 Ways That World War I Could Have Started Before 1914

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

FFS North American Tour

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.

tix on sale: FFS, NOFX, TMBG, EL VY, Nightmare of You, Duke Dumont, Front Bottoms, King Diamond & more

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 (FFS) Announce Tour

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 (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks) Announce First North American Live Shows

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

Serbian Prime Minister Narrowly Escapes "Assassination" Attempt

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

2 months agoEntertainment / Music : NME

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

2 months agoEntertainment / Music : NME

Soundtrack Of My Life: Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On His Teenage Beatlemania And Desert Island Cannibals

Assassin who sparked WWI gets statue in Belgrade

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

The Assassin Who Triggered WWI Just Got His Own Monument

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Watch Franz Ferdinand & Sparks Perform 3 Songs At Last Night’s First FFS Show

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 […]

FFS

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...

Music Review: With FFS, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks take clever to new levels

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

Sparks: The true godfathers of free-form, eclectic modern rock

Five decades on, the ageless Sparks are still doing whatever they want. Latest project: Join Franz Ferdinand & FFS

FFS – “Piss Off” Video

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 […]

Pop Experimenters Sparks Join Forces With Franz Ferdinand and Become "FFS"

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...

Mutual fans Franz Ferdinand and Sparks team for 'FFS' album and tour

Musicians often say they admire each other's work, but few ever do anything about it.

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