Diet Cig will release their second album Do You Wonder About Me? on 1 May 2020 ahead of a run of dates including YES Manchester.

The rock duo of Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman will release the album through Frenchkiss Records and have also shared new single, the lead track Thriving.  Speaking about the track, they explain, “Thriving is a cathartic, campy release of feelings. It’s about the duality of absolutely THRIVING without someone but also desperately wanting them to notice you doing so. Inspired by the melodrama of reality TV and musical theatre, we wanted the song to bounce back and forth between a lavish personal anthem and the anguish of feeling forever beholden to others opinions.”

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Thriving marks the follow up to Night TerrorsDiet Cig released Night Terrors earlier this year as they announced their UK tour.

The album itself is the follow up to 2017’s Swear I’m Good At This.  The album was recorded in Richmond Virginia and marks Diet Cig’s ode to growing up.  As Alex Luciano explains, “We spent a lot of time after the first record growing as people, being humans outside of tour for a little bit, and trying to shed the imposter syndrome.  When we made our first record we almost felt like we had something to prove.”

Diet Cig have built a reputation for high energy live shows.  They are set to perform their first set of North American and UK dates in support of the new album days after releasing the album and performing an in-store performance at London’s Rough Trade East.

When do Diet Cig headline at YES Manchester?

Diet Cig headline at YES Manchester on 5 May 2020.  The Manchester gig is one of four UK dates they are performing:
2 May   –   Bristol, Rough Trade
4 May   –   Brighton, Hope and Ruin
5 May   –   Manchester, YES
6 May   –   London, Camden Assembly

Image of Diet Cig courtesy Emily Dubin