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Franz Ferdinand have announced their new single ‘Bullet’, which will be released on 20th January, 2014.

The track is taken from their recent album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’.

The band have also revealed the video for ‘Bullet’, which was directed by Andy Knowles, who has also directed videos for the Cribs, the Vaccines and Peaches.

On working with the band, Knowles said, “I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy.”

In March 2014, the Scottish four-piece are set to tour the UK. The dates are as follows:

March 2014
14th London – Roundhouse
17th Brighton – Dome
18th Bristol – O2 Academy
19th Southampton – Guildhall
21st Birmingham – O2 Academy
22nd Manchester – Academy
23rd Dublin – Olympia
25th Glasgow – Barrowlands
26th Leeds – O2 Academy
27th Newcastle – O2 Academy

Tickets are available now, and are priced at £22.50 (Except London where they are £25).

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