Franz Ferdinand working on third album

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With their third album due sometime this summer, the fellows of Franz Ferdinand have been busy in the studio. However, they are working on a sound that is sophisticated without being too polished.

"It's the opposite of punk/pop, which took something that was wonderful and removed all the dirt," lead singer Alex Kapranos recently told

To achieve this sound, the band chose to make the record in Glasgow at a smaller studio rather than in London as originally planned. Adding some additional gusto to the danceable tracks is a collection of Russian Polyvox synthesizers.

"We could easily make a 'Franz Ferdinand by numbers' record, but there's no point," Kapranos told The Daily Record. "If we wanted to make a record like that, we would have released it last year. That's why we've been taking our time to push ourselves.”

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