Scots alt.historians Franz Ferdinand present a clever mix of Strokes Lo-Fi with the gothic single note epic strums of guitars not a million miles away from true originals The Chameleons. Maybe a rub off of FF's last tour with Interpol.
There are plenty of references to the Postcard Records pioneers of yesteryear, the off kilter pop sensibilities of Orange Juice and the edgy sonics of Josef K. So not only have they decided to name check a European pre-Great War personality , but they’ve also picked up more than half a dozen cool musical references. It all sounds good, especially as you think you’ve heard some of it before. In some cases you have. But no complaints here.