Because of mixing delays...
Jason Gregory

11:44 11th June 2008

Franz Ferdinand's as-yet-untitled new album won't be released until next January at the earliest, frontman Alex Kapranos has revealed.

Kapranos said that the band still had “quite a bit of mixing to do” on the record, which was originally due to be released this year.

The announcement comes just days after the band played to 150 people at the Macbeth in East London.

Franz Ferdinand used the gig to preview a number of new songs, many of which are expected to appear on the album.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Kapranos also revealed that the band were having problems choosing a title for the record.

“We were gonna call it 'Bite Hard' at one point because there was a song called 'Bite Hard' and we weren’t gonna use that as a song, but liked the phrase,” he said.

“It’s quite suggestive but apparently in the States if you say something ‘bites’ it means it sucks, so if something bites hard, it sucks really badly. So we thought; ‘No we’ll choose another title.’”

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