Band also launch fan remix competition

Franz Ferdinand have announced that the first single from their forthcoming new album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand will be “Ulysses” and will be released on January 19.

The band’s third album is due for release the week after on January 26.

Ulysses, produced by Hot Chip producer Dan Carey, was made in Franz’s hometown Glasgow as well as London.

The band have additionally today (November 4) launched an official remix competition through Beatport.com. Fans can buy parts of the song to build their own remixes, and the winning entries will be released digitally at the same time as the official single in January.

Franz Ferdinand are about to play some live shows in Europe, and are expected to announce UK dates in the near future.

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