Citrus Heights are a 4 piece indie/funk band that are pretty much exploding on the Leeds scene at the moment. The band is made up of Jamie Kelly (Vocals), Benjamin Casey (Guitar), Matthew Dixon (Bass) and Luke Chambers (Drums). They have already support bands such as The Dunwells and Clay as well as getting air play on BBC Introducing.
Listening to their EP ‘Sweet Things’ just twice is enough to know pretty much all the choruses of the tracks . Their songs are well structured and have a really catchy groove as well as melody. Taking obvious influences from Michael Jackson and Prince to achieve the foot tapping songs but I can also hear a tiny bit of The 1975 though their riffs and it has a VITAMIN feel. As well as the songs been really groovy it also sort of puts you in a ‘can do’ attitude especially ‘Limitations’ (which is one of my favourite songs on the EP) Jamie puts so much attitude into his voice, so it just kinda makes you wanna strut around your room singing into a hairbrush… just me?……
You can catch these at their next Leeds date:
25th November – The Refectory (TICKET LINK)
Written By Jess Huxham