SAY Award

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Article: Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine (December 22, 2015)
L.A.’s Top 14 Live Shows of 2015

FFS at the Wiltern

FFS, the joint project of Franz Ferdinand + Sparks, is one of the most natural collaborations possible within music today—and the impetus was a broken tooth—but they can admittedly be an acquired taste to those unfamiliar with their respective careers. Their live show, though, turned out to be one of the most entertaining tours of the year, thanks to the theatrical stage presence of Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and Russell Mael (Sparks) while delivering FFS’ intelligent, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Here’s to hoping this collaboration wasn’t a one-off.

The Best Album Of 2015



Roughtrade: 23rd
Album Of The Year 2015

Q: 34th
Revealed: Q’s Top 50 Albums Of 2015

The Guardian: 34th
The best albums of 2015

Daily Record: 10th
Check out if you agree with our selection of the 20 best albums of 2015.. and our top selection is not Adele (December 18, 2015)

Take two groups and what do you get? With FFS, a sound that is like each of the bands but also like something totally different. Franz Ferdinand and Sparks took a decade to sort this but their debut was well worth the wait. Arch, melodramatic and music girls can dance to, it’s the best combination since a Mars bar was put in a deep-fat fryer.

Key track: Johnny Delusional

TV: The Late Late Show

The Late Late Show
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Live Version On Air

BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Sloan

October 10, 2015

Police Encounters (live version) 40:10〜
The Number 1 Song In Heaven (live version) 01:33:38〜
Do You Want To (live version) 02:17:45〜

October 11, 2015

Collaborations Don't Work (live version) 46:13〜


Live at WFUV

Sad News for Toronto Show

We won't laugh...

Radio: Lauren Laverne, With FFS in session

BBC Radio 6 Music
Lauren Laverne
With FFS in session

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
10:00 (BST)

Lauren is live from the BBC's Maida Vale studios with FFS in session. As part of a day long celebration of live music, Lauren will be revealing the first two acts who will be playing next month's 6Music Live at Maida Vale week. In the week commencing October 5th, Lauren will once again take the show to Maida Vale for five days of special live events. Broadcasting on BBC 6Music, on the BBC Red Button and online, this year's line up once again will bring the 6Music listeners an amazing range of artists from across the musical spectrum. Previous acts to appear in the 6Music Live series include Sir Paul McCartney. Sigur Ros, De La Soul, La Roux, Primal Scream and Underworld, all of which brought their near hour long sets to hundreds of thousands of viewers both on TV and online.

From 6am to midnight today, 6Music will be broadcasting a live session on every show. Chris Hawkins, Shaun Keaveny, Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe and Maconie, Steve Lamacq, Marc Riley and Gideon Coe will be welcoming some of their favourite acts onto their shows to play live. Lauren is joined by FFS, a supergroup consisting of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, who released their self-titled debut album in June. They showcase tracks from it as part of this special day of music from midday.

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