What a surprise...
Scott Colothan

12:31 12th September 2005

Alex KapranosFranz Ferdinand’s forthcoming album has been leaked on the Internet three weeks ahead of its release.

Reports claim that ‘You Could Have Had It So Much Better… With Franz Ferdinand’ appeared on file-sharing sites on Saturday.

Franz are just the latest of a whole string of top acts to appear on the net before their album’s release date. Recent victims include The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Eminem - who brought his album forward a week to combat illegal downloads.

Due to the fact that the album has appeared quite late on the net, it’s unlikely the illegal download will effect its release date.

As previously reported on Gigwise, Franz Ferdinand play an exclusive show at London Scala this evening for Radio 1.

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