11/24 – Citizens! @ LPR

Date(s) - 24/11/2015
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Le Poisson Rouge


Very few hearts resisted the rallying cry of Citizens! debut album hailed by British pop king Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand). With it’s impressive collection of hit slogan-like songs Here We Are (2012) established itself as an irresistible dance machine – think back to “True Romance” with its heady keyboards and a video directed by the brilliant collect We Are From L.A.

After two years on the road playing venues and festivals across the planet, pop music is more than ever at the heart of this band that chose to swim against the current of r’n’b that’s overtaken the country. But they refused to apply the same recipes: exiled in their label Kitsune’s studio in Paris, the four Londoners have digested everything that America has in the way of soul music to give birth to European Soul, a slick pop album of modern romanticism. Are Citizens! Europhiles? “This title is more ideological than political”, says singer Tom Burke. “It suggests the idea of sharing, of inclusion, and the will to be fearless in the face of change”


High Waisted is a NYC based surf band with pop sensibilities and an affliction for rock and roll. Every show is a party. Lo-fi fuzzy bass, reverb drenched guitars and radiant harmonies mesh to create the melodies of your wave-crashed daydreams. Fronted by Jessica Louise Dye, and backed by three long haired hunks, her quirky 60′s garage rock aesthetic is re-imagined from the nose of a surfboard making High Waisted feel like a summer’s dream. Still new to the scene, this group has quickly caught the attention of the blogosphere with their “incredibly solid, sunny pop songs and well-written vocal hooks. Dye sings with an easiness that disguises how technically demanding the parts are. Translation: girl can sing, and she does,” (Brooklyn Vegan).

7pm doors // 8pm show

$15 // 18+

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