With their combination of taut, postpunk-flecked Britpop and danceable beats, it’s tempting to compare the London group Citizens! to Franz Ferdinand, especially since FF frontman Alex Kapranos volunteered to produce their 2012 debut, Here We Are. They’re just about to release their second LP, European Soul, on the fashionable French label Kitsune, and in the short time since their first record, they’ve acquired a smoothness and confidence that comes through loud and clear on their latest single “Are You Ready,” which has a disco throb that will draw you to the dance floor and a swooning emotional melody that’ll give you some serious feels while you’re out there.
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