((Citizens!)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Citizens! are a new five-piece band from London that plays synth-y and singable indie-pop. So yeah, that doesn't really tell you a whole lot about the heart and soul of this sound, now does it?

But let's try the band comparisons angle. That's always fun and easy. Maybe think of Citizens! as being a nice cross between the pleasant harmonic synth-ness of Hot Chip meets the Ziggy (Stardust, not the adorable comic strip) glam of David Bowie meets the eccentro-pop of Django Django meets... Franz Ferdinand.

Ok, fine, I just threw Franz Ferdinand in there at the end because I know FF frontman Alex Kapranos produced Citizens! debut album for (the always exceptional label) Kitsune. Just being honest here. Hey, it's what I do.

Anyway, I would not be surprised if Citizens! became pretty big. I'm not going to bet money on it or anything (I only bet on sure things; like death and taxes and one day becoming an astronaut) but I would NOT be surprised if I see Citizens! on some billboard someday. (Companies are all like, "Hey, I know! Let's create a HUGE ad for our product RIGHT on the expressway and make it as distracting as possible! That way, all the drivers who are travelling at really high rates of speed will take a moment to really look at it!")

Citizens! - True Romance (Gigamesh Remix) by GIGAMESH
Published May 10, 2012
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