PARIS (AFP) - The third album of Scottish art-rockers Franz Ferdinand goes on sale worldwide Monday, with the indie stars set to surprise fans with electro and synthesizers instead of their trademark guitar riffs. More than three years after their second album "You Could Have It So Much Better" and five years after their breakthrough debut "Franz Ferdinand," the four-piece group from Glasgow are back and determined to make people dance. "We always wanted to play pop music and wanted to do a proper dance record again," guitarist Nick McCarthy told AFP. "On the second album we were quite rocky and got fed up with that. We wanted to do dance music because that's what we're good at, I think." The band started out aiming to "make girls dance" so the new direction is no departure from their original manifesto, but the choice of instruments and the synthetic sounds are different. "Most of the instruments we used are from the 70s and maybe they were used in the 80s as well. Lots of synthesizers, drum machines," said McCarthy. "We definitely didn't want to do an 80s album though. "I think the 80s scene is really boring. Five years ago it was quite cool, you could listen back to the 80s again and it was kind of fun, but now it's not." The first tracks on the album are meant to evoke the first stage of a night out in a club. The album has been structured deliberately to mimic the rhythm of a evening out with friends. "Ulysses" and "Lucid Dreams" are the first punchy singles before the album slows down with "Dream Again" which symbolises the trip home. "Katherine Kiss Me" is "the dawn and the sun coming when you feel you want to die," laughs McCarthy. The nocturnal, creepy feel comes from where the album was recorded: a dilapidated old theatre in Glasgow that the band says was filled with voodoo stuff and a skeleton they bought for 38 pounds. "I love the album as a piece of work, as a format," McCarthy said, returning to the theme of the ordering of the tracks. "I still can't download single songs. I still like singles as well though. It was cool in the 60s, putting on jukeboxes, it was all about one song." After their success with the previous two albums " the first sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, the second two million " there is pressure on the band to perform. "I expect people to do a lot of dancing. It's such a dance album and it's incredibly exciting. I really want to see how people react," said McCarthy. The band, named after the murdered Austrian archduke whose death sparked World War I, is led by singer Alex Kapranos and also comprises bass player Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thompson. McCarthy says they will continue to evolve together. "We played the Albert Hall in London once and the sound guy for The Who was there. He said 'I don't know why bands always have to change. Why don't they just stick at what they're good at?' "He didn't get it at all. I don't agree with that. It's terrible. You become a cliche of yourself."