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Dry Cleaning - US and European Tour Announcement
Dry Cleaning : US and European Tour Announcement
24th May 2021

Last month, south London quartet Dry Cleaning released New Long Leg, their debut album.  One of 2021’s most praised records thus far it was met with glowing reviews from the likes of Pitchfork (Best New Music), The Observer (5*), New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, NPR Music, and more.

Today, they announce details of a world tour, adding headline shows in the US and Europe to an existing live calendar of UK and Ireland dates.  Fellow 4AD artist Maria Somerville will support on their European tour and PVA will join on the UK and Ireland leg.  Tickets for the US and European shows go on general sale this Friday 28 May with a pre-sale beginning on Wednesday 26 May.  For further details head to https://drycleaning.plctrmm.to/.

November 2021
10th - Teragram, Los Angeles CA, US
11th - Chapel, San Francisco CA, US
13th - Vitalidad, Portland OR, US
14th - Crocodile, Seattle WA, US
17th - Empty Bottle, Chicago IL, US
20th - Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY, US

January 2022:
19th - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France *
20th - Le Périscope, Lyon, France *
21st - Circolo Magnolia, Milan, Italy *
22nd - Covo Club, Bologna, Italy *
24th - Chelsea, Vienna, Austria *
25th - Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic *
26th - Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin, Germany *
28th - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark *
29th - Molotow, Hamburg, Germany *
31st - Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands *

1st - Orangerie, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium *
2nd - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdamn, The Netherlands *
4th - Rotown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands *
5th - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing (Lille), France *
14th - Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool, UK %
15th - The Button Factory, Dublin, Republic of Ireland % [SOLD OUT]
16th - Empire Music Hall, Belfast, UK %
18th - Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK % [SOLD OUT]
19th - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, UK % [VENUE UPGRADE]
20th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK % [SOLD OUT]
22nd - The Mill, Birmingham, UK %
23rd - SWX, Bristol, UK %
25th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK %
26th - Leadmill, Sheffield, UK %
27th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK %

1st - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK %
2nd - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK %
3rd - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK %

* - w/ support from Maria Somerville
% - w/ support from PVA

Born from the combined creative talents of Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals), Dry Cleaning’s debut album New Long Leg was produced by John Parish at Rockfield Studios and features the singles ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’, ‘Strong Feelings’ and ‘Unsmart Lady’. Following the universally acclaimed 2019 EPs Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and Sweet Princess, the group’s first full-length album is more ambitious and complex, with Shaw’s spoken vocals tightly intertwined with the band’s restless instrumentals. Shaw extracts the most immense meaning from the most trivial things; she peppers the songs with a thousand tiny details, little witty asides about supermarkets, cupboards, beauty products and body parts add up to sonic landscapes that teem with the strange magic of ordinary life.

Praise for Dry Cleaning & New Long Leg

“Dry Cleaning have a sound that is as singular as it is dazzling.”
The Observer *****
“The most exciting guitar bands of recent times.”The Wire
“Terrific post-punk poets of the everyday.”The Guardian ****
“Brilliant… a debut album that justifies the hype.”The Sunday Times
“Superb… this is an album replete with a humour and proficiency rare in a musical landscape dominated by overly-earnest balding men.”
The Quietus – The Lead Review
“It’s a tiny world you’ll find yourself drawn to, one you won’t want to leave.”
The i Paper ****
“Brilliant and barmy observational post-punk.”The New Statesman
“Cerebral, caustic, exhilarating debut.”MOJO ****
“Fresh, clever and endlessly intriguing, it adds up to a stellar debut.”
Record Collector ****
“A playful antidote to po-faced post-punk.”NME ****
“Pleasingly grubby, and, in the best possible way, a tough act to follow.”Uncut 8/10
“One of the most fascinating bands out there.”DORK **** Album of the Month
“This precariously magnetic album will absolutely floor you.”MusicOMH 4.5/5
“Oone of the best new bands to emerge in the twenty-first century.”Louder Than War
“Play New Long Leg loud, and play it often.”The Line Of Best Fit 8/10

The Daily Telegraph – Album of the Week **** | DIY **** | The Scotsman **** | Gigwise 9/10