FRANZ FERDINAND – Alex and Bob on creating an emotional response, Lou Reed’s vocal influence, and working with producer Philippe Zdar on their new album ‘Always Ascending’

Jan 04, 2018, 10:00 AM

Today we’re spending some time with a couple guys we’ve been fans of for over a decade: Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy from Franz Ferdinand! In February the band will release a brand new album called ‘Always Ascending’…they’ll tell us how working with producer Philippe Zdar helped them finally realize a ‘live-dance-band’ sound on the new record. Plus: how Lou Reed’s vocal transformation has influenced Alex on the new album and how the band focused on creating an emotional response on several of their new tracks. Make sure to subscribe to the ‘2 Hours with Matt Pinfield’ podcast now so you don’t miss any upcoming conversations, we’ve got new episodes every Monday and Thursday morning.