Franz Ferdinand will release their new album 'Always Ascending' early next year.

It's the Scottish band's first album as a five-piece and with their two new members Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot, and it's out on February 9th.

They'll also play two Irish dates in the days immediately after its release - one at Galway's Leisureland on February 10th, and the other at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on February 11th.

Tickets for both dates are on sale from usual outlets next Friday, November 3rd from usual outlets at 9am.

Hear lead single 'Always Ascending' now: