Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand have finished work on their third album, which is "very much a dance record", the band have said.

Their last album, You Could Have It So Much Better, came out three years ago.

"The last record was fast, furious, frantic, 150 beats per minute. It was like a teenager having sex," singer Alex Kapranos told BBC News.

"This one's a bit more assured and a bit friendlier for the dancefloor. It's about 104/105bpm," Kapranos said. The untitled album is due early in 2009. [BBC]

"Musical Group" (Franz Ferdinand) is playing "Small Venue New York" (Music Hall of Williamsburg) on Wednesday October 8th. Tickets are on sale.

Other tour dates below...

Franz Ferdinand - 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 08 - Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 13 - Paris- La Cigalle Paris
Nov 15 - Debaser Medis Stockholm
Nov 17 - Kesselhaus Berlin
Nov 19 - Stodola Warsaw
Nov 21 - Magazzini Generali Milan
Nov 24 - Espacio Moviestar Barcelona
Nov 27 - WATT (Main Hall) Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland