London five piece indie pop / rock band Citizens! have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Citizens! will be performing live on stage at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Monday the 12th of November 2012. Tickets for Citizens! live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced from €12.25 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 3rd of August 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Citizens live at The Academy 2 in Dublin this coming November 2012.
“Prepare to have your mind warped, Your soul ravaged and your music collection well and truly deconstructed” NME
Citizens! consists of five handsome London boys who pen songs with a panoramic view. Warm, welcoming, traditional, as classy as marble… icing on cake, they are produced by no one else other than Alex Kapranos (of Franz Ferdinand)!
Composed by Martyn, Thom, Mike, Lawrence and Tom, Citizens! is a call to arms, a statement, a mark in the sand. Their bold statement is that they reclaim pop cause “Pop is not a dirty word. It’s a holy one.”
The melodious vocals and the catchy music are the ingredients of good pop. They treated recording like a game, an experiment. Citizens! thought that a band needed to come along with the guts to make imaginative pop music, but to do it with soul and integrity. They asked questions that other bands weren’t asking, and mixed elements they hadn’t heard mixed before. Most importantly they wouldn’t allow themselves to mimic any particular moment from decades past.
“It’s us against the world,” Lawrence says, “we make our own rules and we take them very seriously. But it works because we don’t take ourselves seriously while we do it.”
Citizens! debut studio album release ‘Here We Are’ is on sale now.
If this is your first time visiting Music Scene, why not become a fan of our Facebook and Twitter pages through the icons at the top of the page. Also, check out some of our great competitions by clicking here!