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Oct 15, 2015

FFS, the collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks, released their self-titled debut album back in June via Domino and it's really one of the best records from a super-group in recent memory, seamlessly blending both artists' sounds into something new and exciting.  More

Oct 14, 2015

FFS, the collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks, released their self-titled debut album back in June via Domino. Last night the supergroup showed up on The Late Late Show with James Corden. They performed "Police Encounters." More

Under the Radar Announces August/September Issue with CHVRCHES on the Cover

Issue 54 Also Includes Interviews with New Order, Garbage, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, the Casts of Fear the Walking Dead and Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Aug 07, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It features CHVRCHES on the cover. Garbage's Shirley Manson discusses the 20th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. We talk to the creators and various cast members of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Star Cliff Curtis and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead. The issue also includes interviews with Beach House, New Order, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, Telekinesis, Ducktails, DRINKS, Briana Marela, LA Priest, Jaakko Eino KaleviChelsea Wolfe, and more.  More

Aug 04, 2015

FFS, the collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks, released their self-titled debut album back in June via Domino. More

Jun 08, 2015

FFS, the collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks, are releasing their self-titled debut album tomorrow via Domino and now we have the video for "Piss Off." More

Jun 01, 2015

FFS, the collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks, are releasing their self-titled debut album next week via Domino. More

May 28, 2015

FFS, the collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks, have shared a new single entitled "Call Girl." It's the latest song to be revealed from their self-titled debut album, which is due out June 9 via Domino. More

May 20, 2015

FFS is a collaboration between Scotland's Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles legends Sparks. It's an inspired matchup to be sure and seems to work based on what we've heard so far. Their self-titled debut album is out June 9 via Domino and now we have the video for "Johnny Delusional." More

Apr 01, 2015

Glasgow, Scotland-based rock band Franz Ferdinand has joined forces with legendary Los Angeles duo Sparks to form the super-group FFS, announcing the release of their self-titled debut, due out June 9 via via Domino Records. More


Interviews

Nov 03, 2015

FFSan acronym meaning "For Fuck's Sake" in text lingois what many people probably thought when they heard that Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles art-pop legends Sparks were attempting to join together in one band under that moniker. Or at least that's what Franz Ferdinand vocalist and songwriter Alex Kapranos suspects, a possibility that seems to please him to no end. More

FFS

Franz Ferdinand + Sparks = BFFs

Jun 08, 2015

When one musician meets another, it’s traditional to end any conversation with a casual “let’s work together sometime.” But, as Sparks’ Ron Mael explains, when he and his brother/bandmate Russell Mael told Franz Ferdinand that they’d like to join forces, they actually meant it—even if it would take eleven years for their offer to come to fruition.  More


Reviews

FFS

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Domino

Jun 10, 2015

Beyond that excellently coined acronym-cum-moniker, the coming together of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks feels like a perfect match. Both are successful art rock outfits (albeit from different eras) with a penchant for the preposterous and both are widely assumed to have seen the back of their heydays. More