Citizens! debut Album "Here We Are" announcement + European Tour

Fantastic new band Citizens! are proud to announce that their debut album “Here We Are” will be out on Kitsuné on May 28th !

Their album was recorded in Scotland in the autumn of 2011 and produced by no one else than Alex Kapranos the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand!

“We had a strict set of rules that we forced ourselves to abide by, One was we weren’t allowed to do any studio trickery, so there’s no autotune or correcting mistakes or anything on the record. And then there was the idea that no element of any given song was allowed to sound as if it came from the same place. So the main idea behind ‘True Romance’ was, ‘Kanye West producing an Arcade Fire song’. Or maybe it’s the other way round… But it’s the thing of doing what people least expect but making it sound addictive and exciting.”

After the release of their first single True Romance at the end of 2011, the band is set to release on April 16th : Reptile.

Watch their acoustic session on 405

Watch “Reptile” video directed by Thibault Dumoulin

Citizens! – Reptile par MaisonKitsune

Citizens! will be on tour in Europe from May to June :

12/05/2012 – Paradiso (London Calling) – Amsterdam
19/05/2012 – Botanique – Brussels
22/05/2012 – Frannz – Berlin
23/05/2012 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg
24/05/2012 – E Werks Festival – Cologne
25/05/2012 – Flex – Vienna
26/05/2012 – Seewiesenfestival – Kleinreifling
27/05/2012 – Conrad Sohm – Dorbin

07/06/2012 – Point Éphémère – Paris
12/06/2012 – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London
14/06/2012 – King Tuts – Glasgow
15/06/2012 – Deaf Institute – Manchester
16/06/2012 – Joiners – Southampton
17/06/2012 – Yardbirds Jazz Club – Birmingham
18/06/2012 – SOYO – Sheffield

Citizens! featured on the Radar section of NME magazine (March Issue) and on NME.COM

Follow Citizens! on their website, on facebook and twitter
Purchase Citizens! “True Romance” on 7″ and digital on our webstore.