London Indies DRY CLEANING Score Second Critically Praised Album ‘STUMPWORK’

22 October 2022

Band: DRY CLEANING
Who: Wayward (out)spoken indie 4-piece out of London.
Last year they released their excellent debut LP New Long Leg.

New album: STUMPWORK
Released: 22 October 2022 – order info here

NME says: “It is a shame that Dry Cleaning are so often talked about simply as a post-punk band – or even worse, lumped in with a ‘sprechgesang’ movement. They are a four-piece guitar act, and Florence Shaw’s performance drifts between singing and speaking, but that’s really where such comparisons should end. If nothing else, on their second album ‘Stumpwork’, Dry Cleaning prove they are unique… The London band’s second album is a bold leap forward, one that sets the band apart from their contemporaries and defies categorisation.” Score: 5/5.

TUTV: I’m not as enthusiastic as the British ‘hype’ press because Florence Shaw spoken word vocals are, yes, bewitching on first hearing but it in the end the monotone timbre
of her voice gets a bit boring. So 4/5 for the sonic creativity and 3/5 for the vocals.

Singles/clips: No Decent Shoes for Rain / Anna Calls From The Arctic / Don’t Press Me

– NO DECENT SHOES FOR RAIN –

– ANNNA CALLS FROM THE ARCTIC –

– DON’T PRESS ME –

Stream STUMPWORK via Spotify

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DRY CLEANING: Facebook – Instagram Bandcamp

Wake-Up Call – British Post-Punk Spoken Word Rockers DRY CLEANING Do Not Have Decent Shoes For Rain

Works faster than caffeine

12 October 2022

British post-punk art rockers DRY CLEANING – with their spoken word songs – are generously hip amongst alt-music fans. will raise even more to fame when they unleash
their sophomore album, baptized STUMPWORK on 21 October. More info here.

They just shared another taster called NO DECENT SHOES FOR RAIN.

Florence Shaw (the spoken-word vocalist):“‘No Decent Shoes for Rain’ is inspired
by grief. “No Decent Shoes For Rain,” which also has a music video. “Grief over past relationships, grief for loved ones who have died, and all the things that come with
that; loneliness, numbness, yearning, ruminating about the past.”

Let the song do the talking…

DRY CLEANING: Facebook – Instagram

British Wayward Indies DRY CLEANING On The Phone On New Magnetic Single

Daily electricity to load your batteries

27 July 2022


(Press photograph by Steve Gullick via 4AD)

Band: DRY CLEANING
Who: Wayward (out)spoken indie 4-piece out of London.
Last year they released their excellent debut LP New Long Leg.

New album: STUMPWORK
Out: 22 October 2022 – order info here


Artwork new single

New single: ANNA CALLS FROM THE ARCTIC
The second shared piece of the LP, follows the lead
single Don’t Press Me

“The lyrics were partly inspired by phone calls with a friend who was living and working in the Arctic. The song developed from a keyboard, bass and clarinet jam. This then took shape during our pre-recording sessions with John Parish and Joe Jones in Bristol and finalized at Rockfield studios a month later, with some musical inspiration coming from the dramatic scores of John Barry. The song is observational and sensual.”

Magnetic stuff.
Let Dry Cleaning do
the talking on the phone…

DRY CLEANING: Facebook – Instagram

New album STUMPWORK out 22 October through 4AD

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

New music to boost your favorite 48 hours…

Band: DRY CLEANING (London, UK)
Track: UNSMART LADY
TUTV says: Guitar crazy jam with the female
Ian Dury telling her story all over it. Fucktastic.
Album: Rad new LP NEW LONG LEG.

Band: BEAK〉 (Bristol, UK)
Track: OH KNOW
TUTV says: Electrotasic drum/bass
driven groove. Mind-boggling.

Band: FUCKED UP (US)
Track: YEAR OF THE HORSE Act One
EP: Year Of The Horse
TUTV says: 19-minute Quite/HardcoreLoud/Quite roller coaster


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Band: GARBAGE
Track: THE MEN WHO RULE THE WORLD
From upcoming album No Gods No Masters – out 11th June
TUTV says: The new single reveals a reborn band with
a surprisingly funky disco banger to fill dance floors.

Band: SUPERGROUP Including: Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Anthrax
guitarist Scott Ian, former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Halestorm
leader Lzzy Hale, and Tina Guo, an electric cellist.
Track: THUNDER FORCE – the theme song of a new Netflix comedy
TUTV says: A metal hammer for all head-banging junks out there.

Hypnotic Krautrock Jam – DRY CLEANING Shared New Single ‘STRONG FEELINGS

10 February 2021


(press photo via label 4AD)

Band: DRY CLEANING
Who: Intoxicating indie 4-piece out of London with two impressive EPs in their bag.
Sweet Princess and Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks, both released in 2019.

Track: STRONG FEELINGS – 2nd single from upcoming debut album

Florence Shaw: (frontwoman) about the LP: “I found the lockdown played into some of the themes I was interested in anyway, living in a small world, a feeling of alienation, paranoia and worry, but also a joyful reveling in household things. It’s not just sheer pent-up energy all the time in the way that the first two EPs were. I feel more confident with leaving gaps.”

Score: Strong Feelings gets under your skin from the get-go when drums and bass develop a trance-inducing beat that moves and grooves until the end of this hypnotic Krautrock-like jam. A puzzling mixed emotions razzmatazz with Florence Shaw‘s femme fatale spoken-word reflection all over it with an instant foot-tapping effect. Top-notch exploit.

Equally head-spinning lead-single Scratchcard Lanyard

DRY CLEANING: Facebook


Debut LP LONG LEG out 2nd April via 4AD

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Love In The Time Of Pestilence’ by THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

Sixth 2020 single. Sixth tour de force. These poetic metalsmiths honour all the real caring heroes in these hazardous times, with an ill-fate inspired roller coaster that “reflects upon the events of the ongoing pandemic and global crisis. The song is an appeal to humanity and an emergency broadcast to mankind at a critical moment in the current crisis. The music video is a tribute and homage to all the healthcare professionals around the world who have risked their own lives to save the lives of others.”

The accompanying video clip is a heart and soul touching then and now visualization

‘BL/FF (Fake Friends)’ by MONOWHALES (Toronto, Canada)

A boosting crackerjack to play on your car stereo when go out at night looking for a playmate. An electrifying ‘I Feel Donna Summer Love’ flare-up. A hormones-fueled slice
of peppery power-pop for (safe) Saturday Night feverishness. Go for it here…


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‘Blush’ by BEACH RIOT (Brighton UK)

At its heart ‘Blush’ is essentially just a soppy love song, two people recounting that magical feeling of falling for each other” says the band. To my ears, this is at its heart a full-steam-ahead knockout wanting you to leave your lockdown hole, roll over and over in the street and jump for joy. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! From the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Subatomic Party Cool’, out June 2021 via Alcopop! Records.


‘Scratchcard Lanyard’ by DRY CLEANING (London)

“In the search for your true calling in life, it’s easy to try so many things that you end up confused. It can lead to an enormous build-up of frustration.” That’s what this ongoing
rolling-guitar-and-bass-riff-driven jam is about. Sticky as first-class glue. Here’s why…


‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’
by THE CRIBS (UK)

Last week the Brit trio released their new, critically acclaimed, album Night Network.
On this highlight, good friend and ex-Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo joins them (again) for a dreamy groover. Tune in here…

See/hear you next week, music junkies...

London’s DRY CLEANING Drops Second Ace Single From Upcoming EP – Here’s ‘GOODNIGHT’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

7 August 2019

Band: DRY CLEANING

Who: A fresh intriguing London based quartet ready to make their mark which was obviously clear when they dropped their debut single ‘Magic Of Meghan’ last month

Track: GOODNIGHT – the second single from their upcoming EP – “a song, partly about feeling fed up with YouTube ads suggesting that we ought to work harder, and that our relationships might fail and partly about feeling uplifted by openness on the internet.”

Score: What you get is a both nervously pushed and weirdly magnetizing stream of electricity driven by an intensive rhythm section developing a punchy pace, fueled with wayward guitars riffs and the pithy spoken word performance of singer Florence Shaw on top of it all. Pretty special sonority, pretty special band for the near future. Catch their drift right here…

DRY CLEANING: Facebook – All info on ‘Sweet Princess’ EP