Watch Franz Ferdinand perform ‘Take Me Out’ live at KCRW’s Apogee Sessions

Franz Ferdinand performs ‘Take Me Out‘ in an intimate session at Apogee Studio

Iconic Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand gave a cool live performance at a KCRW Apogee Sessions in Los Angeles recently.

A session in front of a small live audience at the legendary Apogee Studio to help promote Always Ascending, the band’s recently released fifth studio album, and one with a healthy variety of tracks for true fans of the band.



Four songs from the new album, and four of their older hits.

The Franz Ferdinand Apogee Sessions set list was:

Glimpse of Love

Lois Lane

Stand On The Horizon

Lazy Boy

Always Ascending

Walk Away

Take Me Out

Feel The Love Go

And, while the band’s fifth album has done extremely well since its release, making it to number six on the UK album chart and number 3 in their home country of Scotland, it was one of the band’s older songs — ‘Take Me Out‘ — fans seemed to warm to the most.

Even though it was played a fair bit slower than we are used to hearing.

Take Me Out‘, of course, is the second single the band ever released, and one of their most popular.

It is from Franz Ferdinand’s self-titled debut album, released in 2004, and is a song the Scottish band received so many accolades for at the time — from luminaries such as Pitchfork, NME and Rolling Stone — even being voted the best song of the year on the The Village Voice Pazz & Jop.

Watch Franz Ferdinand perform ‘Take Me Out‘ live at the KCRW Apogee Sessions in the video below. Yep, it is a bit slower, but still as cool as when it was released 14 years ago.

And, of course, when you’re done with that, re-watch the brilliant Monty Python-esque music video the band created for the single’s original release below that.

Michelle Topham