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Watch Franz Ferdinand Perform “Glimpse of Love” and Four Other Songs on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Band Also Performed “Finally,” “Lois Lane,” “Paper Cages,” and “Darts of Pleasure”

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Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand released a new album, Always Ascending, back in February via their longtime label Domino. Last night the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Glimpse of Love” on the their outdoor stage for the broadcast show. Then they did four web-exclusive songs: “Finally,” “Lois Lane,” “Paper Cages,” and early hit “Darts of Pleasure.” It’s too bad they didn’t dedicate “Lois Lane” to Margot Kidder, who of course played the character in four Superman films and recently passed away, but the song’s not really about the Daily Planet reporter anyway.

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.” Then they shared a video for “Glimpse of Love” and covered Drake’s “Passionfruit” for the Canadian radio show The Strombo Show.

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:

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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