One of the most talked about bands at SXSW this year, Diet Cig began as a casual DIY project between Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums).
The pair met when Luciano, desperate for a lighter, interrupted the set of Bowman's other band, Earl Boykins. No lighter was to be found, but a friendship was sparked and Diet Cig was born. The duo's February 2015 debut EP, 'Over Easy', consists of lyrics written by Luciano in her bedroom. While recalling the sound of groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the record explores "the innocence of adolescence and infatuation." With Bowman's crashing drum kit offering stationary support, Luciano becomes an onstage tornado as lines between band and audience blur into a massive dance party.
At the end of last year they followed this with another killer seven-inch, Sleep Talk / Dinner Date (see video above) via Art Is Hard and Father/Daughter.
Experience Diet Cig live in the UK at Dot to Dot in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham.