The Dark of the Matinee (4:05)

Cover of Observer EP [Promo]

From Observer EP [Promo] and 7 other releases

“The Dark of the Matinée”, also known simply as “Matinée” is a song by Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was released as the fourth track on the self-titled album Franz Ferdinand on February 9, 2004. On April 19, 2004, it was released as a single and reached number eight in the UK Singles Chart.

According to Alex Kapranos, the song is based on the singer playing truant from his days at the University of Aberdeen. This was stated by Alex Kapranos during the Aberdeen leg of their tour “You Could Have It So Much Better”.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (8)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Franz Ferdinand - Tell Her Tonight 2:17 594,317
Franz Ferdinand - This Fire 4:13 697,501
Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down 3:18 847,360
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm 2:51 643,497
Kasabian - Club Foot 3:35 747,197
Kasabian - Empire 3:53 479,022

Listening Trend

240,323listeners all time
1,059,437scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners