Alex Kapranos Quotes

Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley (born 20 March 1972), commonly known as Alex Kapranos, is an English-born Scottish musician, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the Glasgow-based rock band Franz Ferdinand

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Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.

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Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.

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Boredom or being sick of what you've done before is a big part of being in a band.

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Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.

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No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.

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The internet is like a gossipy girls' locker room after school, isn't it?

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Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.

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Arty. To me the word's got as much venom associated with it as 'wacky'.

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I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.

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It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.

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I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.

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I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'

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Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.

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A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.

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Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.

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