Diet Cig don't create over-serious or pretentious material - instead this punk duo beam honest creativity that is both minimal and candid. Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman return with Swear I'm Good At This - a highly anticipated record bound to initiate a steep and rapid ascent into the stratosphere.
Vinyl LP £17.31 FKR0881
LP on Frenchkiss.
CD £11.49 FKR0882
CD on Frenchkiss.
Super emotional non-vapers Diet Cig swear, hand over heart, that this is a record you will enjoy, and they aren’t totally wrong. Telling extremely heartfelt stories is their jam and a genuine excitement for punk shredding is… also their jam. You’d have to have a heart made of some kinda stone not to be warmed by the shout of “ready?” as they go from an emotional solo churn to full band ruckus on opener “Sixteen”. I love it when pop-punk is just happy to be pop-punk.
Tongue-in-cheek enough to call one of their songs “Link in Bio”, but gloomy enough to make that same song an emotional tour-de-force with simple melodies and righteously clumsy riffs, there’s not too much to catch you out from your usual indie punk here. You’ll know what to expect from Diet Cig if you’ve listened to bands like Waxahatchee and Pity Sex across their fuzzier spectrums, the band alternating between slow, quiet refrains and chunky chord chug peaks. It’s one of those deals were most of the songs pretty much do the same thing at different indents of time, but it wouldn’t be pop-punk if that wasn’t the case. Who doesn’t want the quiet-loud dynamic to kick their ass twelve times over?
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