Members of the Scottish group Franz Ferdinand are known to be devoted admirers of Sparks, the legendary sophisti-pop duo from Los Angeles (USA) who set a style in the 1970s. Such is the admiration of the Scots for this group that they have decided to join forces with them to form a new supergroup . This new side project was announced as a first for a few weeks under the name of FFS, and it will feature Ron and Russell Mael, the two founding brothers of Sparks in 1971, in addition to the four members of Franz Ferdinand.
Although the announcement of the supergroup FFS It was made earlier this year, this week the final line-up of it was officially presented, as well as concert dates and a preview of its new music. Among the previews, it was announced that the FFS album will feature the established indie rock producer John Congleton, known for having already worked with both groups, and also with figures such as Sigur Ros, Bryan Byrne, St. Vincent and Nelly Furtado among others.
Alex Kapranos, vocalist of Franz Ferdinand, revealed in a recent interview: “This all started to emerge when both bands played the Coachella festival a couple of years ago. Although many times people promise to collaborate together and nothing ever happens, this time we kept moving forward and exchanging ideas and suddenly we already had six songs composed, and we realized that this was already in the form of a new album ". The new group plans to debut live during the next Benicàssim Festival, in mid-July.