NY's Diet Cig have today shared the video for "Barf Day," a single off their debut album Swear I'm Good At This. "Barf Day" .

Diet Cig announce UK + Euro Tour Dates

Watch new video for 'Maid Of The Mist'


Congratulations to New York’s Diet Cig who on Friday released their highly-anticipated debut album Swear I'm Good At This (Frenchkiss). The duo of Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) announce this morning a series of UK & European dates for later this year:

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

The band have also revealed a video for "Maid Of The Mist."  Directed by Mazzy Bell, and you can watch it here:



The band's Alex Luciano notes, "'Link In Bio' unpacks this idea that women + femmes should be any specific way and says uh NO. It's an extra special fuck you to the notion of a 'chill girl' that I swear was created by cis men to make women + femmes feel bad about voicing their feelings. It's me screaming that it's okay to be loud and bossy and sensitive and kind and weird and angry and ecstatic and literally any other emotion that you feel because YOU ARE A RADIANT AND NUANCED HUMAN BEING WHO IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD <3."

Diet Cig

New single "Barf Day" | Album "Swear I'm Good At This" out April 7th.


Diet Cig will be releasing their debut album Swear I'm Good At This on April 7th (Frenchkiss) and in advance of its' release they share a new single in album highlight "Barf Day."  The track, which was spun first this week by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 radio show.


"Barf Day" comes on the heels of Diet Cig's video for their hook-ridden single "Tummy Ache" 


Swear I'm Good At This is now available to pre-order HERE - it includes an instant grat of "Tummy Ache" and tomorrow will also include "Barf Day."  Further, Diet Cig will be collaborating with Tuesday Bassen on limited-edition pink silk bomber jackets only available in the preorder bundles. Artist Faye Orlove has designed the tee & sticker sheet that's is available with the preorder as well.

The band, who are well-known for their energetic and bombastic live shows, will be touring the world in support of Swear I'm Good At This.  They will have Girl's Rock Camp affiliated camp bands and other young musicians joining them to open a handful of shows. "We're super excited to announce these shows in collaboration with Girl's Rock Camps across the US! we believe that supporting these young musicians is crucial to the future of rock, and we're so excited to share our stage with them."


New video for their catchy new single 'Tummy Ache'


Diet Cig have shared the video for their catchy new single 'Tummy Ache'. Called “a near-utopian space of grrrl power, music and community,” the video was directed by Robert Kolodny and stars campers from the Willie Mae Girl’s Rock Camp and Girl’s Rock Philly. The song is featured on their forthcoming debut album, 'Swear I’m Good At This', which is due out on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records.

Diet Cig explained the video and their commitment to Girl’s Rock Camps, "The video stars members of Willie Mae Rock Camp in NYC and Girls Rock Philly, and follows a day-in-the-life of them as touring musicians. The video also subverts the classic idea of a girly sleepover, and turns it into a zine making, patriarchy smashing craft fest. We wanted to show the power in friendship and that while it may be hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt, we are loud, we are powerful and we’re always ready to show up."

Diet Cig debut album "Swear I'm Good At This" set for release on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records

Band shares first single "Tummy Ache" and announces live dates

Diet Cig are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated debut album. Entitled Swear I'm Good At This the album will be released on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records. Today the band share the first single off the album - the highly infectious "Tummy Ache."


Of the single Diet Cig note:

"Tummy Ache' is all about unpacking the feeling of approaching punk with radical softness, and the struggle when it's not always read as powerful or cool or whatever enough. Its the shout into my pillow when what I'm saying isn't being heard, and a big old I FEEL YA to all the femme folks creating space for themselves in a world that wants to keep us quiet."

Swear I'm Good At This is now available to pre-order HERE and includes an instant grat of "Tummy Ache."

The band, who are well-known for their energetic and bombastic live shows, will be touring the world in support of Swear I'm Good At This and the first tour is announced today as well.  It kicks off April 5 in New Haven, CT at Bar and concludes May 8 at The Catalyst Atrium in Santa Cruz, CA.  Diet Cig will play two shows in one night at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on April 7 and The Echo in Los Angeles, on May 4. Further, the band will play a handful of pre-release dates including at set at this year's Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco on February 22 and shows during SXSW. The complete list of dates below and tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 13.

Diet Cig is Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums).  The two have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's other band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 Over Easy EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.  The New York Times labelled it "a lo-fi whirlwind, with songs cutting to the heart" and NPR said the EP is "cathartic pop-punk with boundless vitality and wide-eyed charm" while Pitchfork chimed in calling it "a collection of brisk, personal pop-punk."

Swear I'm Good At This accumulates 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.

But there's also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. "I'm not being dramatic, I've just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be" spits Luciano on the album's "Link in Bio;" "I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you'll be sorry" she yells on "Maid Of The Mist'. It's the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Swear I'm Good At This 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.   

Diet Cig On Tour

Feb 4 - Binghamton, NY @ Binghamton University
Feb 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Noise Pop)
March 14-19 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

April 05 - New Haven, CT @ BAR
April 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
April 07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right (early show)
April 07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right (late show)
April 08 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 10 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.
April 11 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
April 12 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
April 13 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
April 14 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
April 15 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - Backroom
April 18 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
April 19 - Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
April 20 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (at FSU)
April 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 22 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
April 26 - Eugene, OR @ Boreal
April 28 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 29 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 01 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
May 04 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
May 05 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
May 06 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café (at UC San Diego)

May 08 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium


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