PICTURE THIS: CITIZENS! @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/12

October 17. 2012 | By David Korman

The flamboyant, friendly, and poptastic British rock band CITIZENS! played Friday night at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco as a part of the OOHLALA! TOUR featuring three new wave-inspired French bands: Housse de Racket, Tomorrow’s World, and Lescop.┬áIf you like Air, Spoon, Franz Ferdinand, and/or synth-heavy ’80s new wave, you would have loved this show.

CITIZENS! writes and performs exciting electronic dance music. This hormone-charged English electro-rock quintet, rocked. the. fuck. out. and performed to the max during their first show in SF. Lead singer Tom Burke is a charming, charismatic, and gracious performer whose vivid appearance and fearless confidence on stage grabs the attention of the audience for a truly inspired performance. These boys look good, rock hard, and love to make music that gets your hips shaking.

CITIZENS!’s new album Here We Are (Kitsune/Cooperative Music) produced by Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos was released this week. Check out a little sample of it here:

CITIZENS! @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
CITIZENS!

CITIZENS! @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
CITIZENS!

CITIZENS! @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
CITIZENS!

CITIZENS! @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
CITIZENS!

Housse de Racket @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
Housse de Racket

Housse de Racket @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
Housse de Racket

Lescop @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
Lescop

Lescop @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
Lescop

Tomorrow's World @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 10/12/2012
Tomorrow’s World

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