Band of the Week #004: Diet Cig
Our fourth band of the week installment is New York's Diet Cig, who this month released their debut album 'Swear I'm Good at This' and announced a string of EU/UK dates this coming September/October.
Diet Cig is Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums). The duo have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's other band for a lighter. The New Paltz, New York duo have since released the 2015 Over Easy EP that introduced us to their sing-a-long tracks mixing trashy drums along with lyrics about just wanting to dance.
'Swear I'm Good at This' reflects them as a band, it sounds like that they are just having the time of their lives doing what they do. From the opening track, Sixteen, which starts of vulnerable and then suddenly Luciano goes: Ready?
And then it's a face full of Diet Cig all the way through the album.
We wont lie that we have waited eagerly for this album for over a year now, having stumbled across this band in a sweaty Old Blue Last in East London last January. Simply you cannot listen or watch this band without having an infectious smile appear on your face.
Catch Diet Cig at these dates this coming September and October
23th September - Le Grand Mix, France, Tourcoing
25th September - Supersonic, France, Paris
26th September - Trix VZW, Belgium, 2140 Antwerp (Borgerhout)
28th September - Le Romandie Rock Club, Switzerland, Lausanne
30th September - Loop, Italy, Osimo
2nd October - B72, Austria, Vienna
4th October - Orange House, Germany, Munich
5th October - Berghain Kantine, Germany, Berlin
6th October - Stengade, Denmark, Copenhagen
7th October - Molotow, Germany, Hamburg-St. Pauli
9th October - Blue Shell, Germany, Köln
10th October - Gleis 22, Germany, Münster
13th October – Rough Trade, Nottingham
14th October – Lancaster Library, Lancaster
16th October – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17th October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
18th October – Broadcast, Glasgow
19th October – Headrow House, Leeds
23rd October – Portland Arms, Cambridge
25th October – Moth Club, London
26th October – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Listen to their album here: