Watch Franz Ferdinand storm Jimmy Fallon with ‘Always Ascending’ performance
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Franz Ferdinand appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (January 17) to perform a cut from their new album.

The band treated the late night audience to ‘Always Ascending’ – the title track from their forthcoming album.

‘Always Ascending’ is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ and is the band’s first record since guitarist Nick McCarthy left the group after 14 years back in July 2016. You can watch the performance below.

Speaking to NME last October, frontman Alex Kapranos described his band’s new album as “the perfect introduction to the decade that’s about to come”.

“We wanted to take the sounds that are available to us now and make the sound that you haven’t heard before – the sound of the future,” Kapranos explained. “When you’re recording in 2017 you need to be looking ahead to the next thing. What haven’t people even heard in 2018?”

The tracklisting for ‘Always Ascending’ is:

Always Ascending Lazy Boy Paper Cages Finally The Academy Award Lois Lane Huck And Jim Glimpse Of Love Feel The Love Go Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

It’s set to be released on February 9.

The band’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below, where they’ll be supported by Albert Hammond Jr. The dates include a special VO5 NME Awards 2018 show at the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday February 24. Tickets are available here.

Saturday 10 February Galway, Ireland Leisureland Sunday 11 February Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre Tuesday 13 February Manchester Albert Hall Wednesday 14 February Nottingham Rock City Friday 16 February Newcastle 02 Academy Saturday 17 February Glasgow 02 Academy Monday 19 February Leeds 02 Academy Tuesday 20 February Birmingham 02 Academy Wednesday 21 February Bristol 02 Academy Friday 23 February Cambridge Corn Exchange Saturday 24 February London 02 Brixton Academy

19/01/2018 21:20:08
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