Franz Ferdinand is one of the biggest indie phenomena of the beginning of the 21st century, and that still stands today. The band’s name was inspired by the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne and whose assassination led to World War l. In choosing this name, the band made a declaration of intent of sorts: they were to shake the musical scene for the better, thanks to their catchy energy and their dance floor-friendly guitars. Alex Kapranos’ band got noticed right from the word go and in 2003 they released their first successful single, "Darts of Pleasure", having previously signed with the label Domino. The second single, "Take Me Out", exploded internationally, bringing a taste of the success their debut album would enjoy. Their eponymous album, released in 2004, revealed Franz Ferdinand’s sound and won instant classic status as one of the greatest independent rock albums in the 21st century. The band continued to challenge themselves artistically with You Could Have It So Much Better (2005), Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009), Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013) and Always Ascending (2018). Throughout the years, Franz Ferdinand have worked with some of the most innovative producers, such as Dan Carey, Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Todd Terje and Philippe Zdar. The diverse production styles allowed the band to show their fans a different side with each release. In 2022, they decided to release Hits to The Head as a celebration of their remarkable career. This is a compilation of hits that serves as a reminder of the reason why Franz Ferdinand’s live acts are so full of energy. With songs like "Take Me Out", "No You Girls" and "Love Illumination" you can expect striking performances wherever they go. Franz Ferdinand will be performing in Portugal next summer, on 13th July, Super Bock stage.