Cigarettes After Sex is an ambient pop group based out of Brooklyn, NY, led by vocalist / songwriter Greg Gonzalez and backed by keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky. Since their formation, Cigarettes After Sex have become a word-of-mouth phenomenon, generating millions of views on YouTube for their exquisitely yearning, graceful dream-pop. The band’s self-released debut single “Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby” (https://youtu.be/R2LQdh42neg) has clocked up over 31 million views whilst the more recently shared “Affection” (https://youtu.be/5soixb2U6xM) has received over 14 million. In a feature earlier this year Noisey (https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/the-diehard-romanticism-of-cigarettes-after-sex) said of the band: “Cigarettes After Sex’s sound is elemental, hazy, and romantic, but with a noir edge underneath Gonzalez’s androgynous voice. As the band’s name suggests, it’s reminiscent of lying in bed, but its ambient qualities don’t prevent it from being music you can dance to”.
Now, having been pursued by numerous labels over the past year, Cigarettes After Sex have signed to Partisan Records and are currently at work on a debut album, due for release in 2017. To mark the occasion, and just ahead of a run of UK shows next week, the band have revealed a new track entitled “K” which is streaming HERE. (https://youtu.be/L4sbDxR22z4)
The word-of-mouth success of Cigarettes After Sex extends beyond their huge online and spotify stats. Despite operating without the backing of a label almost all the dates on the band’s current European tour, have long-since sold-out. Upcoming EU live info below:
Friday 18th November – BRISTOL – Thekla.
Saturday 19th November – BRIGHTON – Patterns. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Sunday 20th November – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Monday 21st November – GLASGOW – King Tuts. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 22nd November – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club.
Wednesday 23rd November – MANCHESTER – Deaf Institute. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 24th November – LONDON – Scala. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Saturday 26th November - BRUSSELS - Beursschouwburg. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Monday 28th November - AMSTERDAM - Bitterzoet. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 29th November - AMIENS - La Lune De Pirates. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Wednesday 30th November - PARIS - Badaboum.
Friday 2nd November - BOLOGNA - Covo Club.
Saturday 3rd November - ZURICH - Mascotte.
Sunday 4th November - MUNICH - Strom.
Monday 5th December - BERLIN - Lido. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Wednesday 7th December - COPENHAGEN - Beta. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 8th December - OSLO - John Dee.
Saturday 10th December - STOCKHOLM - Debaser Strand.
Sunday 11th December - GOTHENBURG - Pustervik.
Wednesday 14th December - KRAKOW - Kwadrat. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Wednesday 15th December - WROCLAW - Firlej. **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 16th December - WARSAW - Hybrydy. **(SOLD-OUT!)**