Franz Ferdinand | 07/08/13

Image: Watch 'Right Action' on YouTube

Franz Ferdinand have revealed the stunning video for their new single, “Right Action, out now digitally and on 7-inch vinyl (order now). 

Directed by Jonas Odell, the three minute clip sees the famously high octane Franz Ferdinand live experience in full flight juxtaposed with imagery inspired by the graphic style of a series of books on Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology published by Pelican in the late 50s through to the early 80s. The strong graphic style of those books - clean, bold and simple - reflected the confidence and optimism of the content. That graphic style is appropriated* in this video. 


“The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”


The single, “Right Action,” recorded in a day at Club Ralph, London and produced by Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip and mixed by David Fridmann, is featured on their forthcoming album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino) which will be released on August 27th

Pre-order Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action HERE.

Following a string of truly triumphant performances in California in April, the much loved Scottish four-piece will be returning to the U.S. this fall for multiple live dates throughout the country.  Tickets are on sale now.

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson.


OCT 4 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
OCT 5 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
OCT 4-6 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
OCT 8 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada
OCT 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
OCT 10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
OCT 11-13 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
OCT 15 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
OCT 16 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
OCT 17 - North Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore
OCT 19 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre 
OCT 20 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
OCT 22 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
OCT 23 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
OCT 24 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus