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.
Musically this sounds like, well… it sounds exactly like a collaboration between Sparks and Franz Ferdinand
I was on a bit of a Franz Ferdinand kick the other day when I discovered they have a new album about to come out (don't you just love when that happens), a collaborative album with LA duo Sparks which they have aptly named FFS. Heard a few tracks and I'm digging it! I like the dual back and forth vocals, and the sound which is a bit more theatrical. Show More Summary
The weekend of 12-14 June 1914 was a busy one at Konopischt, the hunting lodge and favourite home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Here he could indulge his passion for field sports, and here he and his wife, Sophie, could escape the stultifying conventions of the Habsburg court in Vienna. Show More Summary
The supergroup of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks draws out the best in the two celebrated indie acts.
by Bill Pearis Franz Ferdinand and Sparks will release their collaborative FFS album on June 9 and it pretty much sounds like what you'd expect. Which is a good thing, and actually sounds better than what you might expect. They...
A new track from the international supergroup's debut LP.
FFS is the supergroup team-up of Franz Ferdinand — all four members — and the influential ’70s studio-pop weirdos Sparks. Their self-titled debut as a unit is out in a couple of weeks. Together, these guys have all found the same playful, cheeky power-pop wavelength. We’ve heard their songs “Piss Off,” “Johnny Delusional,” and “Collaborations […]
FFS is the supergroup collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. Their self-titled album is coming on June 9 via Domino. Today, they've shared the video for the album's opening track "Johnny Delusional". Directed by AB/CD/CD (Panda...Show More Summary
The Franz Ferdinand/Sparks collab FFS have released a video for their darkly clever dance-punk/New Wave hybrid “Johnny Delusional.” The clip casts Alex Kapranos and Russell Mael as dweeby office drones flailing for attention from the ladies in their vicinity. It’s doing its job of enticing me to check out FFS’ self-titled LP, which is coming […]
I’ve always had a fascination with World War I, partially because we barely spent any time on it in school- there was Franz Ferdinand, and trenches, and mustard gas, and then everyone got together and decided it was Germany’s fault, and then there was a Long Afternoon and then WWII happened. Show More Summary
HOW TO STOP KILLER ASTEROIDS: Only vigilance and ingenuity stand between Earth and oblivion. I had an idea for a science fiction story: Man travels back in time to prevent assassination of Franz Ferdinand, and successfully prevents World War I, and, by extension, World War II. The result is a century of peace and prosperity, […]