Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good at This

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - 8/FILM - JOHN SK­IL­BECK

Kat Strat­ford, Ju­lia Stiles’ jock-lac­er­at­ing ‘shrew’ from the Shake­speareriff­ing movie 10 Things I

Hate About

You, would adore Diet Cig, she’d be smit­ten by the all-gold debut LP from Alex Luciano and Noah Bow­man. They’re no Bikini Kill or The Rain­coats, but that’s hardly the premise. This is unashamedly a record that would sit as com­fort­ably in a youth club as in a rock club. The Brook­lyn-based duo tear through 12 songs in fewer than 30 min­utes, su­per­nova hooks at ev­ery turn. Luciano’s angst fu­els the likes of Barf Day (“I just want to have ice cream for my birth­day/Blow my can­dles out and wish all of my pain away”), and Six­teen, an evis­cer­a­tion of an ex-boyfriend. The fram­ing of these sto­ries of grow­ing into adult­hood help to make this a ter­rific, up­lift­ing record.

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