There's Good News And Bad News For Franz Ferdinand Fans...

8 July 2016, 14:38 | Updated: 8 July 2016, 14:49

Franz Ferdinand

The Glasgow four-piece are becoming a three-piece.

Franz Ferdinand have announced they will be "recording and touring" a new album, but have revealed they won't be joined by guitarist Nick McCarthy.

Taking to Twitter, the Glasgow band explained McCarthy has "a young family and does not want to be away from them for such a long period".

See their full post below: 

Nick McCarthey, who thanked the fans "for being such an inspiration over the years," revealed he wanted to concentrate on "writing and production" and added that he was looking forward to hearing the new album.

The album will be the Take Me Out outfit's sixth studio release, following 2015's FFS. 

Watch Franz Ferdinand's Stand On The Horizon video below: