Citizen announces new album, ‘Calling The Dogs’

By Holly Rotherham
By July 18, 2023 News

Citizen announce new album, ‘Calling The Dogs’, out 6th October, featuring their single “If You’re Lonely”, out now. 

With introspective lyrics and a heartfelt melody, the track delves into the personal experiences of lead singer Mat Kerekes who drew inspiration from a challenging upbringing and his own journey of self-discovery.

Reflecting on the song’s emotional depth, Kerekes shares, “I grew up around a narcissistic parent and absorbed a lot of that behaviour over time, negatively affecting people close to me. If You’re Lonely is about recognising that, growing from it, and becoming a reliable shoulder to lean on.”

“If You’re Lonely” serves as a compelling introduction to Citizen’s new era. It’s a remarkable testament to Citizen’s ability to reinvent themselves with every album. The forthcoming LP is the band’s most poignant body of work yet, as the record approaches themes of self-reflection, personal growth, and resilience. On ‘Calling The Dogs’, the band exemplifies that passionate songwriting and styling while stripping back to what they do best: guitar-driven rock ‘n roll.

Additionally, Citizen has also announced a UK headline tour in February 2024 in support of this new record. The band will be playing four special headline shows in the UK with support from Drug Church.

Citizen 2024 tour dates (supported by Drug Church) :

  • 6th February – GLASGOW – St Lukes Church
  • 7th February – LEEDS – Project House
  • 8th February – LONDON – Electric Ballroom
  • 9th February – BRISTOL – SWX
  • 11th February – BERLING, GERMANY – So36
  • 12th February – HAMBURG, GERMANY – Knust
  • 13th February – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Beta
  • 15th February – COLOGNE, GERMANY – Club Volta
  • 16th February – EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – Dynamo