Album Review Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me?

Poignant, refined and still packed with relatable energy.

Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me?

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.

 

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