Y’know those days where absolutely nothing goes right; so much so that life begins to feel a bit like a tragicomedy complete with Seinfeld slap bass to soundtrack every turn of new misfortune? Welcome to Diet Cig’s ‘Barf Day’. “I just wanna have ice-cream on my birthday!” yells Alex Luciano, “blow my candles out and wish all of my pain away”. It nicely sets the scene of a lonely birthday party where nobody shows up; while a surprise party waits ready across the other side of town.
House plants die in ‘Barf Day,’ phone batteries fade away, and guitars crash in battering waves; if there were hints before that Diet Cig are amping up for their debut album, consider this the solid gold proof. A blasting, bittersweet projectile vom of pop-punk greatness, Diet Cig have a real talent for stating the vulnerable, and turning it powerful instead.
Diet Cig's debut album 'Swear I’m Good At This' is out on 7th April via FrenchKiss.
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