Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that shaped in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2002 and had a significant influence in the post-punk restoration of the 2000s. The band was made out of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (low register guitar), Nick McCarthy (beat guitar, consoles and sponsorship vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and support vocals) until 2016 when McCarthy left them. The following year Julian Corrie (consoles, synthesizer, guitar and support vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and sponsorship vocals) joined the band.
The band previously experienced outline achievement when their subsequent single “Take Me Out” came to #3 in the UK Charts, trailed by their presentation collection Franz Ferdinand which entered the UK collection diagram at #3. The band proceeded to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the collection, three top-ten singles were discharged, “Take Me Out”, “The Dark of the Matinée” and “This Fire”. The band has additionally gotten a few Grammy Award selections.
The band is named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria whose death was one of the primary explanations behind the beginning of the First World War. The band chose the name in the wake of seeing a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand win the Northumberland Plate in 2001, in the end going to the choice as the similar sounding word usage and sound of the name spoke to them.