Beginning as a casual project between Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman, Diet Cig have made a big statement out of five highly infectious pop songs. The pair met under rather unusual circumstances: 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 speedy twee-pop 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.
Diet Cig just returned from SXSW in Austin with rave reviews and support from Stereogum, Spin, Yahoo!, Paste and more - playing 11 shows in 5 days! The band is playing tomorrow with Brick + Mortar and The Front Bottoms at Bogart’s for a SOLD OUT crowd!