This week we have a whopping 23 new names to add to the Rock Werchter line-up. They are varied in nature and include hard rock, cool hip-hop, singer-songwriters, modern soul, fresh talent and established acts. New for Thursday 5 July, the opening day of the festival are Kali Uchis, Steven Wilson, Rival Sons, Sevn Alias, Tom Grennan and Keir. Franz Ferdinand, Russ, Chvrches, First Aid Kit, Walking On Cars, Dermot...

‘Always Ascending’ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation. You can listen to the first single, also titled ‘Always Ascending’ HERE and download or stream it HERE.

‘Always Ascending’ was recorded at RAK Studios, London and...

FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - have announced details of the release of their self-titled album on Monday June 8th 2015 on Domino. Produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi) and recorded at London’s RAK Studios, the tracklisting of the 12-track album is as follows:

  1. Johnny Delusional
  2. Call Girl
  3. Dictator’s Son
  4. Little Guy From The Suburbs
  5. Police Encounters
  6. Save Me
  7. ...

The dawn brings a ray of gold and another confirmation for Rock Werchter 2014. Placebo will perform on Thursday 3 July. Definitely there on the first day of the festival are Skrillex and Metallica. Arctic Monkeys and Major Lazer perform on Friday 4 July. On Saturday 5 July Werchter welcomes Pixies and Triggerfinger. And Franz Ferdinand are already confirmed for Sunday 6 July.

Placebo have made seven albums and come...