Franz Ferdinand | 09/09/13

Image: FF Evil Eye

Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Evil Eye, on Monday the 28th of October 2013

Evil Eye was co-produced by Alex from Franz Ferdinand & Todd Terje and recorded  in Scotland, London and Oslo .

The single is available as a one-track download and is accompanied by a video very much inspired the ‘horror theme’ of the song title, or in Alex’s words – “The video is a gruesome blood orgy eye stab death romp wide-oh creep necro fest, play this on the telly if you dare you fuckers.”

Directed by acclaimed U.S. film-maker Diane Martel (, who said – “This is a creepy nasty video for my dear friends and my favourite band. I’m proud to be part of this brilliant album’s visuals!”


Additionally, having just played two low-key shows at Glasgow’s QMU and The Electric in Brixton, London, Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a U.K. tour in 2014.

The list of dates is as follows:


14th                              London                                                Roundhouse

17th                              Brighton                                   Dome

18th                              Bristol                                       O2 Academy

19th                              Southampton                           Guildhall

21st                              Birmingham                             O2 Academy

22nd                            Manchester                             Academy

23rd                             Dublin                                      Olympia

25th                              Glasgow                                  Barrowlands

26th                              Leeds                                       O2 Academy

27th                              Newcastle                                O2 Academy


Tickets for the shows are priced at £22.50 (except London where they are £25) and are available from 9am on Friday 13th September 2013 via and

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.