Nominations for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today by The Recording Academy and included two nods for the Scottish band Ferdinand Ferdinand.
In the Best Alternative Music Album Category, Franz was nominated for their sophomore album YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER (Domino), which hit #8 in the US and made top ten in 15 countries around the world, including # 1 in their native Britain.
“…On album two the Scots flesh out their grooves with beefier basslines, a Bonhamesque drum stomp and that ballsiest of rock indulgences, the piano ballad.” Blender Magazine’s Top Ten Albums Of The Year.
This is the band’s second year in a row of Grammy nominations! Last year they were nominated in three categories for their celebrated debut FRANZ FERDINAND.
The band, who released their new single, Walk Away, through Domino Records on Monday 5th December, have made available via download live versions of the track.
Recorded at their recent sold out shows at Glasgow’s SECC on the 22nd November and Alexandra Palace in London on November 30th, the live versions of Walk Away are available through the bands website www.franzferdinand.co.uk
The band have just completed a hugely successful sold-out UK tour playing to over 130,000 people in just over 2 weeks. The tour culminated in a record breaking 4 night sold out run at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Currently on tour in Europe, the band will be heading to Australia and New Zealand in the new year to play the Big Day Out festival. They will then perform at the legendary Budokhan in Tokyo in February.
The bands second album, You Could Have It So Much Better, has already sold in excess of 400,000 copies in the UK since its release in October.
Franz Ferdinand are: Bob Hardy (bass), Nick McCarthy (guitar / keyboards / vocal), Alex Kapranos (vocals / guitar) & Paul Thomson (drums).