Photo Credit Emily Dubin
Diet Cig are back! Today the critically-acclaimed duo of Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) return with a new song “Night Terrors” – their first new material since 2017 when they released their debut album Swear I’m Good At This.
Of “Night Terrors” Alex notes, “This song centers around my very real and frequent experiences with night terrors and other bizarre sleep activity. If we’re close enough to have ever shared a room, you know what I’m talking about. This song goes out to you.
The idea of night terrors also represents the fact that no matter how hard I try to curate a specific and perfect version of myself, the embarrassing, weird, unlikable parts are always going to be there too. The people I’m closest with will always end up seeing them, when they inevitably come hurling out of me like my night terrors in the middle of the night. This song’s about holding onto that hope that the real ones will like me even with all my weird freaky stuff underneath. Even when I’m screaming at them in my sleep from across the hotel room.”
Diet Cig have also announced a short UK tour that kicks off May 2nd in Bristol.
All dates are listed below and tickets go on-sale on Friday January 31st @ 10AM local time.
NME have called Diet Cig “bold, fun and important” and making it their Album Of The Week The Line Of Best Fit dubbed Swear I’m Good At This a “spiky, scrappy rallying cry of a debut”. Luciano and Bowman formed Diet Cig in 2015 and put themselves on the map with the release of their first EP, Over Easy. A deal with Frenchkiss Records followed and with the release of Swear I’m Good At This the band were discovered by audiences around the world. The LP showcased Diet Cig’s tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Around the album’s release Luciano took place in a round-table discussion hosted by The New York Times whose headline read, “Rock’s Not Dead, It’s Ruled by Women” and the band were featured in the paper the week Swear I’m Good At This was released. No strangers to the road Diet Cig consistently sell-out rooms around the world and always leave the crowd chanting for more.
Diet Cig UK live dates:
May 2nd – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
May 4th – Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
May 5th – Manchester, UK @ YES
May 6th – London, UK @ Camden Assembly
Selected praise for Diet Cig & their debut album “Swear I’m Good At This”:
“”I’m trying to take over the world” Luciano sings in “Link In Bio”. With the power demonstrated here, we wouldn’t be surprised if that’s something that Diet Cig achieve.” – Dork 5/5
“Swear I’m Good At This should probably be called Swear I’m Fucking Ace At This instead for higher accuracy levels.” – DIY 4/5
“The hottest new name in indie-rock.” – Kerrang! 4/5
“A party where everyone is welcome.” – Upset 5/5
“We’ve been waiting for this, forever.” – London In Stereo
“A triumph of both style and substance.” – Louder Than War 9/10
“Raucous pop-punk… clever, funny, confrontational and touching.” – Mojo 4/5
“They’re the kind of band we need right now and Swear I’m Good At This is their rallying cry.” – The Line Of Best Fit 8.5/10 (Album Of The Week)
“It’s a little bit genius, I’m sure you’ll agree.” – CLASH
“Bold, fun and important.” – NME