Album of the week: Return of the kings

Album of the week: Return of the kings
Scottish indie-rock band Franz Ferdinand comprise (from far left) drummer Paul Thomson, bassist Bob Hardy, vocalist Alex Kapranos and guitarist Nick McCarthy.



Franz Ferdinand Domino

Rating: 4/5

Mention Franz Ferdinand to indie-rock devotees here and many are likely to recall fondly the sheer cheekiness of the Scots.

In the midst of their 2006 gig at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, frontman Alex Kapranos invited fans for an impromptu meet-up at the lobby of the Hotel InterContinental Singapore where they were staying.

Needless to say, hotel staff and guests were caught off-guard by the sight of about 100 rapturous fans climbing onto chairs and trying to hug, and consort with, the band.

That's why a sheepish grin materialises on your face as you listen to their fourth record, which is aptly titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

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