Album Review Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me?

Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me?

Poignant, refined and still packed with relatable energy.

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With their first record, Diet Cig dug deep into the core of their firecracker live show, and created an album worthy of matching it. It’s with its follow-up - the reflectively-titled ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ - that they find themselves making an impact in different ways. While there’s still undoubtedly moments that recall the livewire energy of their debut (‘Flash Flood’ is a feedback-laced kicker), their new full-length also sees the duo effortlessly shifting the gears; ‘Night Terrors’ and its reprise are more contemplative mid-paced offerings, ‘Priority Mail’ is a stripped-back track that sees Alex Luciano accompanied by just a piano, and ‘Broken Body’ is a soaring, scuzz-drenched examination of Alex’s own insecurities. And while it’d be easy to assume that this new approach doesn’t hit quite as hard, that couldn’t be further from the truth; poignant, refined and still packed with relatable energy, the duo feel even more confident second time around.