What do you get when you mix Franz Ferdinand with Sparks (FFS)? You get something that makes a whole lot of sense. Franz leader Alex Kapranos has called Sparks “a huge influence” and what you get in this collaboration is a real party. “Piss Off” sounds mostly like Sparks back in the 70’s when they were recording songs like “Angst In Your Pants”. It’s got those choppy vocals and tempos along with the familiar Sparks harmonies. It’s a win-win that brings an overall energy infusion to Franz Ferdinand and brings Sparks back to the forefront. Look for the “FFS” album to drop in early June. Reviewed by Bruce Rave.
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