Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish alternative rock band famous for its international success Take Me Out (2004). After several albums, a short break and some internal changes, the band returned in 2018 with “Always Ascending”. This fifth album offers a new sound which is both “futuristic and naturalistic” as per frontman Alex Kapranos’ own words. Indeed, they now work with a new sound engineer: Philippe Zdar (member of the electro band Cassius who worked with Phoenix or the Beastie Boys). The band is now exploring new avenues but still keeping in mind their own indie style.