Citizens! is a fantastic new band freshly signed to KitsunĂ©. Five handsome London boys who pen songs with a panoramic view. Warm, welcoming, traditional, as classy as marbleâŠ icing on cake they are produced by no one else than Alex Kapranos!
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 âPop is not a dirty word. Itâs a holy one.â (Mike)
The melodious vocals and the catchy music are the ingredients of good pop. They treated recording like a game, an experiment. They 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 werenât asking, and mixed elements they hadnât heard mixed before. Most importantly they wouldnât allow themselves to mimic any particular moment from decades past.
âItâs us against the world,â Lawrence says, âwe make our own rules and we take them very seriously. But it works because we donât take ourselves seriously while we do it.â