Watch the video for Always Ascending now

Watch the video for Always Ascending now

Franz Ferdinand have unveiled the striking new video to ‘Always Ascending’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album of the same name which is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February.

The hypnotically-charged video, shot in Paris, was directed by acclaimed French directors AB / CD / CD (

Talking about the video, Alex Kapranos said:

“We're happy to now be Always Ascending on the screen, with ABCDCD capturing the mood of the song and likenesses of the band in perfect detail. This is pretty much a typical Sunday afternoon round at Franz Ferdinand's flat.”

The band recently announced ‘Always Ascending’, their fifth album which was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.

Finally, having recently marked the launch of ‘Always Ascending’ with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephémère, which was broadcast on the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page, the band have announced at ‘Banquet New Slang’ show at the Kingston Hippodrome on the eve of the album, February 8th.

Tickets for the Kingston Hippodrome show are available via -

‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag. 

For all info on the band's upcoming live dates, click here