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Dry Cleaning

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South London quartet play tense post-punk with wry, spoken word vocals

South London’s Dry Cleaning came together out of a sense of collaborative exploration, almost as if they became a band by mistake. Friends Tom Dowse (guitar), Nick Buxton (drums) and Lewis Maynard (bass) had played together in various projects before forming Dry Cleaning. Rehearsing out of Maynard’s mother’s garage, the trio worked on angular, jangly post-punk, drawing on influences from The Feelies to The Clean.

After meeting Florence Shaw at an exhibition, Dowse introduced her to some of the band’s work. Her interest piqued, Shaw returned with a copy of Michael Bernard Loggins’ Fears Of Your Life to read over the band’s music. Over time, Shaw began to write her own lyrics, delivering them in an engagingly idiosyncratic, detached, spoken-word style.

The band debuted in 2019 with the single Magic Of Meghan, an earnest ode to the Duchess of Sussex. The song was included on their EP Sweet Princess, earning the band almost instant acclaim and a 7.8 from Pitchfork. The clamour was only amplified later that year by the Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks EP, which received rave reviews from the likes of Stereogum and Paste. Both NME and DIY Mag earmarked the band as one of the most promising of the year.

The band signed to the respected 4AD imprint in 2020 and set about work on their debut album New Long Leg with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit, Sparklehorse). A new single Scratchcard Lanyard came out towards the end of 2020, with Strong Feelings following in early 2021, ahead of their debut’s April release.

In support of their debut album, Dry Cleaning announced UK tour dates for February and March 2022.

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Dry Cleaning have announced UK tour dates for February and March 2022.

Dry Cleaning have announced UK tour dates in the following cities:

  • Belfast
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Brighton
  • London
  • Liverpool

Tickets for Dry Cleaning's UK 2022 tour dates are on sale from 10:00 on Friday 26 March 2021.