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Dry Cleaning - 'Strong Feelings' On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert's #PLAYATHOME Series
Dry Cleaning : 'Strong Feelings' On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert's #PLAYATHOME Series
13th August 2021

Earlier this year, Dry Cleaning released their incredible debut album, New Long Leg, via 4AD.

It’s one of the most highly-praised albums of the year thus far, lauded by the likes of The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NPR Music, just to name a few.  Additionally, fans cannot wait to experience the band live, which has led to a completely sold out North American tour.

Today, they share their performance of 'Strong Feelings' for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series.  'Strong Feelings' is built around “an ominous bass groove, shifty percussion, and a slowly building cobweb of guitar that finally turns iridescent like an oil puddle” (Pitchfork), and is one of New Long Leg’s standouts. Their performance highlights the band’s focused chemistry as singer Florence Shaw intones into the microphone with facial expressions that seemingly shift from deadpan to sardonic in a blink. It follows two new singles “Bug Eggs” b/w “Tony Speaks!”, released just a few weeks ago.

New Long Leg, the debut album by south London quartet Dry Cleaning, is out now.

Buy New Long Leg here from the 4AD Store +
+ Find your local retailer here +
Stream on all platforms here +

Praise for New Long Leg

"A rare kind of musical storytelling" - Pitchfork (8.6 - Best New Music)
“The most exciting guitar band of recent times” – The Wire
“Brilliant… a debut album that justifies the hype” – The Sunday Times
“Superb”  – The Quietus
“Brilliant and barmy observational post-punk” – The New Statesman
“Dry Cleaning has to be one of the best new bands to emerge in the twenty-first century” 
– Louder Than War
"Terrific post-punk poets of the everyday" - The Guardian ****
“It’s a tiny world you’ll find yourself drawn to, one you won’t want to leave” – The i Paper ****
“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 ****
“One of the most fascinating bands out there” – DORK **** 
"New Long Leg is a bristling and steely-eyed statement of intent, introducing Shaw as an anthropologist of the everyday" -
 Exclaim! (9/10) 
"Dry Cleaning extract the profound from the mundane and the meaningful from the nonsensical"
Paste (8.2/10) 
“Pleasingly grubby, and, in the best possible way, a tough act to follow" – Uncut (8/10)
“Play New Long Leg loud, and play it often” – The Line Of Best Fit (8/10)

10th - Teragram, Los Angeles CA, US [SOLD OUT]
11th - Chapel, San Francisco CA, US [SOLD OUT]
13th - Vitalidad, Portland OR, US [SOLD OUT]
14th - Crocodile, Seattle WA, US [SOLD OUT]
16th - Empty Bottle, Chiacgo IL, US [SOLD OUT]
17th - Empty Bottle, Chiacgo IL, US [SOLD OUT]
19th - Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY, US [SOLD OUT]
20th - Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY, US [SOLD OUT]

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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands *    
4th - Rotown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands *
5th - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France *
14th - Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool, UK %
15th - The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland % [SOLD OUT]
16th - Empire Music Hall, Belfast, UK %
18th - Summerhall (Venue upgrade), Edinburgh, UK  % [SOLD OUT]
19th - Queen Margaret Union (Venue upgrade), Glasgow, UK %
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/ Maria Somerville
% = w/ PVA