Franz Ferdinand returned to Leeds to promote their new album “Always Ascending”. It’s hard to believe it has been five years since their last album, and over ten years since the height of their fame. The O2 Academy was packed for their revival alongside another blast from the recent past, former The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, as their support act.
At the top of the show, Paul Weller promises those in the First Direct Arena a mixed bag of an evening – old songs, new songs, something from every corner of the four decades of his career. Obviously, as this is the tour promoting the current album ‘A Kind Revolution’, we are given some live airings of very new tracks – the stand-outs being the reflective ‘Long Long Road’ and the infectiously hand-clappy “Woo Se Mama” – but they slot in comfortably and don’t cause so much as a stutter in the set.
After the release of their debut single “Zodiac”, released via Come Play With Me, and after their support slot at Cribsmas, The Cribs xmas extravaganza of gigs at Brudenell Social Club, we met up with Magic Mountain to discuss their reluctant supergroup status and their debut single. We sat down with singer and guitarist Lins Wilson, bassist and singer Tom Hudson, and drummer Nestor Matthews at the incredibly cool Lord Whitney’s Studio in Leeds.
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