Diet Cig take over the offices of NPR Music for a Tiny Desk session




photo by  Claire Harbage/NPR

Diet Cig recently took their infectious and energetic show to the Washington, DC offices ofNPR for a Tiny Desk Session.  The band played 3 tracks -- "Sixteen" and "Tummy Ache" off their debut album Swear I'm Good At This and "Harvard," from the previously released EP Over Easy.  Its no wonder that in June, when NPR asked their listeners who their favorite new artist of the year was (so far), the number 1 answer was Diet Cig.   Of today's Tiny Desk NPR said, "the high-energy blast that musicians often reserve for their finale is the starting point for Diet Cig. The band's boundless, leaping pop is exhilarating and pleasantly exhausting to watch, with drummer Noah Bowman propelling the high kicks and constant pogo bounce of guitarist and singer Alex Luciano."   Read the rest of the write-up here

As previously announced, Diet Cig will be touring the US and Europe this fall with a headline show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom on September 8.  The full tour is listed below. 

Since the release of Swear I'm Good At This Diet Cig - a duo of Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) - have been playing to packed rooms across the US and Canada almost nightly.   The album has garnered world-wide critical acclaim and it showcases 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. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.  The LP was produced, engineered and mixed by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with additional recording at Atomic Sound in New York City.  

To date the band has released the singles "Barf Day," Tummy Ache" and "Link In Bio."

photo by: Daniel Dorsa
"Swear I'm Good At This all adds up to a snapshot of a young songwriter navigating through the yearning and boredom, ambition and insecurity that accumulates along the rocky path from adolescence to adulthood. The power of Diet Cig comes from the way Luciano and Bowman bolster these themes with affirming positivity in the form of delightful, explosive anthems."  NPR

"Fantastic Fuzz-Pop Debut" --   
Rolling Stone -- 4 stars!

"The best pop-punk uses sweetness as a decoy for angst, and Alex Luciano, the frontwoman of Diet Cig, has a piercingly saccharine voice that veers toward extreme sadness as she deploys it."  
NY Times

"The delightfully titled 'Barf Day' (embodies) what makes the pair's upcoming debut Swear I'm Good At This so enthralling: the featherweight garage grit, Luciano's subversive sincerity, and bandmate Noah Bowman's fist-pumping percussion...Against all odds, Diet Cig are coming of age on their own terms."" - Stereogum
Vocalist Alex Luciano brings a lighthearted innocence to ('Tummy Ache') singing criticisms of the patriarchy in the most charming way."  Nylon

"Swear I'm Good at This, (is) one of the most refreshingly fun albums of the year." Noisey

"Diet Cig's debut album driven by Alex Luciano, is one of the most effeminate, flippant, giggly and cute albums of the year - and that's part of what makes it so f*cking good."  Uproxx

"loud, blunt, and totally fun." Under The Radar

"(Diet Cig) make pop-punk that's simultaneously adorable and fierce...You can expect sing-along jawns that sound just as good at a sweaty Diet Cig show as they do when you're alone in your bedroom"  NY Daily News, "9 Albums Dropping in April You'd Be Foolish Not to Check Out"

"Swear I'm Good At This, is charismatic, balancing rage and rebellion with poppy lightness...Luciano breathes life and space into these traditionally closed-off feelings, and her twee pop voice will have listeners tapping their feet and leaning in for more."   Bust

"Diet Cig's music is playful, upbeat and addictive." Paste

"infectious indie-rock perfection"   
NY Newsday

Swear I'm Good At This is now available to purchase HERE 

Diet Cig On Tour
Sep 07 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *
Sep 08 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *#
Sep 09 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre *
Sep 10 - Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery *
Sep 11 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
Sep 12 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Sep 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr Smalls *
Sep 14 - Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery at Kenyon College *
Sep 16 - Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge *
Sep 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
Sep 23 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Sep 25 - Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Sep 26 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix VZW ^
Sep 28 - Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie Rock Club ^
Sep 29 - Milan, IT @ Rocket Club
Sep 30 - Osimo, IT @ Loop
Oct 02 - Vienna, AT @ B72 ^
Oct 04 - Munich, DE @ Orange House ^
Oct 05 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine ^
Oct 06 - Denmark, CP @ Stengade ^
Oct 07 - Hamburg-St. Pauli, DE @ Molotow
Oct 09 - Köln, DE @ Blue Shell ^
Oct 10 - Münster, DE @ Gleis 22 ^
Oct 12 - Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre
Oct 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham ^
Oct 14 - Lancashire, UK @ Lancaster Library ^
Oct 16 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen ^
Oct 17 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's ^
Oct 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast ^
Oct 19 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House ^
Oct 21 - Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
Oct 22 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds (This Is Tmrw)
Oct 23 - Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms ^
Oct 24 - London, UK @ Moth Club ^
Oct 25 - London, UK @ Moth Club ^
Oct 26 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin ^
Oct 28 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (London Calling)
Nov 25 - Cleveland, OH @ The Cleveland Agora (Snowed In Fest)
Nov 26 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

# = w/ SPORTS
* = w/ Ratboys
^ = w/ The Spook School