Published on July 9th, 2012 | by RMX0
Franz Ferdinand at the Open’er Festival in Poland: The Band Debuts New Material
During an appearance at the Open’er Festival in Poland, the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand played some new material. Meanwhile Bloc Party previewed their forthcoming album titled ‘Four’ at the European event. Playing a storming headline slot, gave the band a great chance to make an impression on their fans. This was the 3rd night of the festival and they decided to pepper their delivery with four new tracts. Two of them were previously unplayed offerings from the band.
- Mesmerizing the audience with new stuff: To begin the set they sang an old favorite ‘The Dark of the Matinee’. This was then followed by a new song titled ‘Scarlet Blue’. In this the Glaswegian quartet used an upbeat mood to complement the synth-heavy belter. The crowd was ecstatic and they danced with enthusiasm. The new tunes on offer include ‘Right Thoughts’ and ‘Trees and Animals’. They also sang a completely new track where the band displayed their loucher spirits.
It lasted 90 minutes but the heaving crowd gave them a magnificent welcome. Hit after hit was unveiled including ‘Take Me Out’, ‘Ulysses’, ‘Walk Away’, ‘Michael’ and ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’. Along the way they paid tribute to Donna Summer in ‘I Feel Love’. Following an extended encore of ‘This Fire’, the band reached out to their fans by greeting them. It was a great showing by Franz Ferdinand.
Other acts get on stage
The Bloc Party set included lots of new material. They previewed 5 tracks from their forthcoming album titled ‘Four’. This is likely to be released on the 20th of August. It must be said that the London quartet was on form. Kele Okereke was brooding in the group ensembles but became upbeat during his solo projects. Some of the highlights include ‘Hunting for Witches’, ‘Flux’ and ‘This Modern Love’. The closer was a real climax and the audience was spellbound by ‘Helicopter’.