Franz Ferdinand – London
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 2002. This photo appeared in Rolling Stone 2014. The band has been notable for being one of the more popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits.
Band members: Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Paul Thompson, Bob Hardy, Miaoux Miaoux, Dino Bardot.
Photographer Simon Sarin says "This was a backstage press shot at Somerset House, for one of their summertime gigs. Lead singer Alex Kapranos was asleep when I got there so they asked me to wait and, when he woke up they showed me all around the secret bits of Somerset House. Down in the bowels you could see the River Thames flowing underneath it! They asked if I wanted them in the “NME pose” which is a bog standard V-shape with the lead singer at the front. I said “Sod that! Do what you like!”’
Upcoming events: They are touring Europe during the summer lots of dates, they are next playing in UK on 26th July at Y Not Festival, Pikehall.