The title of Franz Ferdinand's new album is 'Tonight', according to frontman Alex Kapranos.

Kapranos revealed the news to a crowd of fans in Brooklyn last night, where the Glasgow-based band were playing a gig.

"It's music of the night, so it seems like the most appropriate title. It suggests a performance too," he told "I can picture a marquee outside a theatre saying 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand', there's a sense of anticipation. It's music for the dancefloor, your bedroom as you psyche yourself up to go out, a stranger's bedsit coming down an hour before dawn."

'Tonight' is set for release early next year.