Monday, April 24, 2017

Track Of The Day :: Social Contract - Citizen

Words: Linn Branson

Newly hatched from South London are four-piece Social Contract who are making their debut with ‘Citizen’.

Despite only playing their first live show a couple of weeks ago, the band already have a prestigious support slot lined up at the capital's Scala this week with JAWS (who call them "a bloody great new band"). Not bad at all, and neither it seems is their live set which has proved them capable and confident of holding their own.

With just one track online to their name, there's not a lot to go on, but Social Contract has already picked up blogosphere fans, with comparisons of their being "similar to The Smiths, with more modern twists."

Led by ex-Birmingham band Laced's guitarist Josh Eggerton, 'Citizen's opening 75 seconds play with some cool guitar work and pacey drums that's enough to hook you in, before Eggerton shows a fine vocal performance, and the whole thing picks up a gloriously dancier pop tempo.

With such an impressive start, expect to hear more of Social Contract.

Live dates

26 Scala, London (supporting JAWS)

06 Oslo, London (free entry) for Dementia UK.

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