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Dry Cleaning - 'Unsmart Lady'
Dry Cleaning : 'Unsmart Lady'
30th March 2021

With their debut album New Long Leg out this Friday, Dry Cleaning have shared a third new single, ‘Unsmart Lady’, and its official video today.  You can watch the video below, or stream on the platform of your choice here.

 ‘Unsmart Lady’ is driven by a pleasing bone-rattling grunge groove and lyrics about body image.  The band’s lyricist Florence Shaw says, “’Fat podgy, non make-up’ – I was thinking about these things that are supposed to be a source of shame about your appearance and wanting to use them in a powerful way.  Just trying to survive when you feel knackered and put-upon and shit about yourself, but you say, "I don’t care what I’m supposed to be.""  The song’s Tilly Shiner-directed Hi8 analogue promo finds the band playing live in the humdrum surroundings of a south London carpet shop.

Dry Cleaning's debut album New Long Leg is released on 2nd April.

Pre-order 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 pre-orders, find your local retailer here +
Pre-order and pre-save on all platforms here +

Dry Cleaning is Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals).  Buoyed by the universal acclaim they received for 2019 EPs Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and Sweet Princess, the south London foursome spent more and more of their lives on tour, refining their craft even further and developing a near-psychic knowledge of how to leave the right amount of space for each other in their songs.  Their debut album New Long Leg, produced by John Parish, and featuring the singles ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’, ‘Strong Feelings’ and ‘Unsmart Lady’ 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.

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