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Dry Cleaning - Debut Album 'New Long Leg' Out Now
Dry Cleaning : Debut Album 'New Long Leg' Out Now
2nd April 2021

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

Buy New Long Leg here from the 4AD Store +
Selected indie stores are offering a free 7” vinyl of ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’ (b/w non-album track ‘Bug Eggs’) with purchases, 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)

Born from the combined creative talents of Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals), it 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.

On Tuesday, the band shared their new single 'Unsmart Lady', and the accompanying video directed by Tilly Shiner.  Watch here or in the player below.

Recently Dry Cleaning made their television debut on Later…with Jools Holland, performing the single ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’ at London’s MOTH Club. Watch the performance in full here. Check out their 6-song live set for BBC 6 Music Festival here.

Today KEXP premiere the band's new live session and interview, marking the band's second performance with the radio station.  Watch here.  On Monday 5th April, the band will take part in a listening party with Tim Burgess on Twitter at 10pm BST.  Join in here.

The London-based band will play 14 shows across the UK and Ireland in Spring 2022.  Tickets are available here

They will also play a special show at Pyrzm in Kingston, in partnership with Banquet Records, on 2nd September.  Pick up your tickets here.

February 2022
14th - Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool, UK
15th - The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
16th - Empire Music Hall, Belfast, UK
18th - Summerhall Arts Venue, Edinburgh, UK
19th - St. Lukes, 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