Friday, December 12, 2008
Franz Ferdinand exclusive interview on December 19
Seattle Gay News is pleased to announce a very special interview with Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award winners, multiple Grammy nominees and international magazine cover boys Franz Ferdinand. On the brink of a third album release and set to embark on a whirlwind year, the Scottish trendsetters are helping us celebrate the Best of Music 2008 in the coming week.
In an upfront interview hours before performing to a sold out crowd at Portland's Crystal Ballroom, lead singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson compiled a joint list of their top 5 (well, maybe 6) favorite recordings of the past year and revealed the group's plans for the upcoming New Year's Eve festivities. Plus, they recalled the important role Seattle has played throughout their career and answered that all important question of who wears the tightest pants in the band (we agreed unanimously).
On December 19, we're excited to be among the first publications in the world to feature a Franz Ferdinand exclusive in advance of their new recording Tonight: Franz Ferdinand in our Best of Music 2008 year-end issue. Additionally, our picks for the year's best albums, singles, live concerts and hottest artists will be unveiled in our upcoming edition.