Franz Ferdinand Shares “Glimpse of Love” Video, Plus They Covered Drake’s “Passionfruit”

Always Ascending Out Now via Domino

Apr 23, 2018
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Scotland's Franz Ferdinand released a new album, Always Ascending, back in February via their longtime label Domino. Now they have shared a video the album's "Glimpse of Love." Alice Kunisue directed the silly and fun video, which features the band hanging out at a country house with some sheep. Plus they appeared on the Canadian radio show The Strombo Show (hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos) and during their six-song set Franz Ferdinand covered Drake's "Passionfruit" (from his 2017 playlist More Life). Below watch the "Glimpse of Love" video, followed by the full Strombo Show set (jump to 11:40 to hear the Drake cover).

Pick up Under the Radar's current Spring 2018 print issue to read our interview with Franz Ferdinand.

Read our review of Franz Ferdinand's Always Ascending.

Previously they shared its fun and dance-y title track, "Always Ascending," as well as a video for the song, plus the album's second single, "Feel the Love Go," as well as its third single "Lazy Boy." They also stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Always Ascending." Then they did a session for SiriusXM where they covered Angel Olsen's "Shut Up Kiss Me," from her fantastic 2016 album, MY WOMAN. They also stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Feel the Love Go."

Always Ascending was recorded at RAK Studios in London and Motorbass in Paris, with French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). The current lineup of the band is Alex Kapranos (vocals, guitar), Bob Hardy (bass), Paul Thomson (drums), Julian Corrie (keyboards, guitar), and Dino Bardot (guitar). Kapranos refers to the sound of the album as "simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic."

Franz Ferdinand Tour Dates:

April 27 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (SOLD OUT)
April 28 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
April 30 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 2 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 7 - Dallas, TX -  House of Blues
May 8 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 9 - Austin, TX - Emo's
May 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
May 12 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory (SOLD OUT)
May 13 - San Diego, CA - North Park @ The Observatory
May 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
May 17 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatre
July 29 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
July 30 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Aug 2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug 3 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue
Aug 5 - Montreal, QB - Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
Aug 7 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
Aug 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Aug 10 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
Aug 11 - Richmond, VA - The National
Aug 13 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine
Aug 14 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom

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