DRY CLEANING SHARE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “VIKING HAIR” & ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR DATES FOR 2020

“BOUNDARY ROAD SNACKS AND DRINKS”, THEIR SECOND EP OF THE YEAR, OUT 25TH OCTOBER

“The atmospheric track captures the band’s sound, particularly vocalist Florence Shaw’s terse and sardonic vocals, perfectly.” – The FADER

 

Today, UK quartet Dry Cleaning share the second single off their forthcoming EP “Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks”(their second EP in just over 4 months), entitled “Viking Hair.” Trademark repetitive, melodic guitar motifs ring out over an energised rhythm section that builds to a gradual crescendo. The result is invigorating and driven yet thoughtful and emotive.  Lyrically, Viking Hair is inspired by romantic ideas about someone you’re attracted to but don’t know well, and distracting things seen in the street. The ‘oooohs’ are intended to sit somewhere between a heart monitor flat-lining and feedback from a microphone.

The song is accompanied by a video shot and edited by the band and Pedro Pina. The band provides the following context:

“Cactus Club is a weekly LGBT line dancing class and club where everyone is welcome. Based in Clapham, South London, it was established in 1993 and is run by Michael, Anne and Peter. Whilst recording ‘Viking Hair,’ we noticed the mood and rhythm of the song brought line dancing to mind. We found Cactus Club online and approached them to see if they would be interested in helping us to make a video. Dry Cleaning wish to thank the Cactus Club organizers and all the dancers who took part for sharing the fantastic atmosphere at their club with us, and for their enthusiasm and expertise.”

SEE THE PREMIERE VIA THE FADER

LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE “SIT DOWN” MEAL


Both EP’s, July’s “Sweet Princess” and October’s “Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks,” will be compiled together for a 12″ vinyl release on October 25th and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Alongside the announcement the Dry Cleaning have also announced a series of new UK headline tour dates for Feb 2020 including a show at Village Underground. You can see a full list of forthcoming dates here:

DRY CLEANING TOUR DATES:

17th October – Workman’s Club, Dublin, IE
19th October – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
20th October – SWN Festival, Cardiff 
23rd October – The Lexington, London (SOLD OUT)

23rd November – Great Western Festival, Glasgow
24th November – Picture House Social, Sheffield

15th – 18th January 2020 – Eurosonic – Groningen, Netherlands

2020 HEADLINE TOUR DATES:

12th February – Gullivers, Manchester
13th February – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
14th February – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
15th February – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
20th February – Portland Arms, Cambridge
21st February – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
22nd February – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th February – Green Door Store, Brighton
29th February – The Louisiana, Bristol

1st March – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Tuesday 3rd March, Village Underground, London

Support from Pozi

 

SELECT PRESS FOR DRY CLEANING:

“These six cerebral, spiky songs extract something touching and tragic from the mundanity of social media and social anxiety.” – Pitchfork, 7.8

“Listening once is simply impossible.” – NME
 
“Her Grace Jones-like delivery presides over a scrappy field of vigorous garage tunes.” – Stereogum
 
“Dry Cleaning—emphasis on ‘dry’—use bleak humor and acid sarcasm as a way to cut life’s thousand tiny indignities down to size. You have to be a sharp writer to make this kind of withering wit work, but fortunately, Shaw is one of the sharpest.” – Bandcamp
 
“The Sweet Princess EP feels vital and fresh.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“The six-tracker is preceded by lead single ‘Magic of Meghan’, a cut the London four-piece dedicated to Meghan Markle” – Dork

“The new track from Dry Cleaning carries a playful innocence surrounded by sardonic-yet-frank inspection” – The Line of Best Fit

“The post-punk newbies are showing us what to expect from the six-track record with a celebratory song about The Duchess of Sussex” – DIY

“The band certainly share commonalities with other acts that use spoken word and surrealism, like audiobooks or Sleaford Mods” – Loud and Quiet

“The taut guitar line echoes everyone from The Clean to The Feelies to Gang of Four, while the experimental yet still resolutely pop songwriting is worthy of Pylon, say, or even The Raincoats’ more direct moments” – Clash

“immediate and impressive” – So Young