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CD Review: Curtain Call by The Citizen


After smashing 10,000 views of their new video, “Curtain Call” in few days, The Citizen’s homonymous debut album, due out in the next weeks, delivers a surprisingly enjoyable melodic rock. The guys from the southern city of Italy, Salerno, propose interesting hints at Cold Play, Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars, who all seem to be their main inspiration, adding to the recipe the all-Italian love for melody. “Panik Attack”, “Curtain Call” and “You and I” being classic mellow rock tracks that make you want to listen to the album over and over again, the Pink-Floydian “This Time” is the real surprise of the whole album. Beautiful guitars, good vocal performance, sudden changes of atmospheres and a crescendo that promises to propel the band where they belong: a much wider audience.

Gessica Puglielli

Visual/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Strategist born in Lecce (Italy), I currently live in London. Between 1998 and 2005 I collaborated with Michael Jackson’s staff and in 2000 I had a meeting with the man himself. I founded Rebel Rebel in 2013 and so far it has been an exciting journey. Some of my favourite artists include Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Skunk Anansie, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Archive, Kraftwerk, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anthony & The Johnsons, Gazpacho, The Maccabees, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Bjork, Steve Wonder and many others. I feel a deep connection to animals and Mother Nature, which led me to choose a vegan lifestyle. I like playing electric guitar, photography, cinema, art, entertainment, travelling, playing tennis and browsing London.