“Citizens! are good. They’re a five-piece from London who have just signed to French electronic/indie labelKitsuné and their debut album, due early next year, has been produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand.
This augurs well, because for us – and we accept this is hardly a fashionable statement to make, long after their heyday – Franz were the best British indie guitar band of the last decade, not the Libertines or Arctic Monkeys.
Well Citizens!, with Kapranos in the producer’s chair, are within a hair’s breadth of creating something as funkily acerbic as Do You Want To? (or Take Me Out). We can feel a national holiday coming on.”
The Guardian ‘New Band of The day’ Nov. 2011