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Review: Diet Cig with support from Goat Girl and Sink Ya Teeth at Norwich Arts Centre

PUBLISHED: 11:17 25 October 2017

Diet Cig performing at Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

Diet Cig performing at Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

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Diet Cig, Goat Girl and Sink Ya Teeth took to the stage at Norwich Arts Centre to kick off the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival on Thursday 12 October.

Sink Ya Teeth performing at Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Photo: Lewis/YNAF CommsSink Ya Teeth performing at Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

Norwich locals Sink Ya Teeth, made up of Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford, opened the night. Their captivating stage presence and confidence made it very evident that they are well established in the Norwich indie music scene.

Delivering some loud and invigorating post-punk tunes, they transported the audience to a synthy paradise. The band definitely lives up to their regional hype.

Goat Girl, a group from South London, was the second act to take to the stage. Recently signed to Rough Trade Records, despite having little material out, they have been named as one of the most exciting new bands in the country performing alongside the likes of Lemon Twigs and Parquet Courts.

The band have a distinctly grunge feel, up against a backdrop of booming dark and edgy sounds the group looked chilled out and incredibly at ease. Their trendy and mysterious aesthetic was very intriguing and I can’t wait to watch their careers imminently develop. Their performance made it obvious that they belong on the stage and know it!

Goat Girl performing at Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Photo: Lewis/YNAF CommsGoat Girl performing at Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Photo: Lewis/YNAF Comms

New Yorkers Diet Cig were the headline act, concluding the night with an explosion of infectious energy.

Made up of Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman the duo released their debut album ‘Swear I’m Good at This” in April 2017. They have a unique and punky sound accompanied with personal and high-powered lyrics.

The group were open and welcoming, and appeared genuinely ecstatic to share their music.

Alex Luciano sparkled on stage with her relentless energy, jumping around whilst belting out some distinctive songs. They were the perfect act to send everyone home on a high.

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