Franz Ferdinand on Leaving Post-Punk Roots

Bassist Bob Hardy talks about remixes and the benefits of building upon the past

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    The latest Kyle Meredith With… includes Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy as well as a bonus interview with frontman Alex Kapranos that took place last year. Hardy goes into how their album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand  influenced their new release, Always Ascending, which was elevated by how the group “got to grips with more of the technology.” He also discusses the role a bassist has on a dance record and what made the band break away from their post-punk beginnings.

    Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.

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