Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand have marked their grand return with a solid comeback track and news of a brand new studio album.

Always Ascending is Alex Kapranos and co.’s first new record since 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. It marks the departure of former guitarist Nick McCarthy, as well as the introduction of new members Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie.

(c) David Edwards

(c) David Edwards

The record is due on 9 February 2018 via Domino, with its lead single (the title track, Always Ascending) unveiling a disco-led pathway which the Scots have chosen to venture down. Kapranos and co. will also take to the European stage next year, with the run including a night at Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg. Groningen’s Oosterpoort is also featured amongst the band’s itinerary.

Check out the artwork and tracklisting below, as well as lead single Always Ascending.

Always Ascending
Lazy Boy
Paper Cages
Finally
The Academy Award
Lois Lane
Huck And Jim
Glimpse Of Love
Feel The Love Go
Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

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