In support of the debut album New Long Leg, Dry Cleaning have announced details of their long-awaited headline tour. The London-based band will play 14 shows across the UK and Ireland in Spring 2022.
Monday 14 – LIVERPOOL, Arts Club Theatre
Tuesday 15 – DUBLIN, The Button Factory
Wednesday 16 – BELFAST, Empire Music Hall
Friday 18 – EDINBURGH, Summerhall Arts Venue
Saturday 19 – GLASGOW, St. Lukes
Sunday 20 – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 22 – BIRMINGHAM, The Mill
Wednesday 23 – BRISTOL, SWX
Friday 25 – MANCHESTER, Academy 2
Saturday 26 – SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Sunday 27 – NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 1 – PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 2 – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
Thursday 3 – LONDON, O2 Kentish Town Forum
Tickets go on general sale this Friday 26th March at 10 AM GMT, with a pre-sale beginning on Wednesday 24th March at 10 AM GMT. To access the pre-sale sign up to the band's mailing list here.
Earlier this month Dry Cleaning made their television debut on Later…with Jools Holland, performing the single 'Scratchcard Lanyard'. Watch the performance in full BELOW:
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 foursome spent more and more of their lives on tour, refining their craft even further. The intensive time they spent together meant they developed a near-psychic knowledge of how to leave the right amount of space for each other in their songs. The resulting New Long Leg, produced by John Parish, is more ambitious and complex, with Shaw’s spoken vocals tightly intertwined with the band’s restless instrumentals.
Its lyrics are preoccupied by themes like dissociation, escapism, daydreaming, complicated feelings of love, anger, revenge, anxiety, the kitchen, lethargy, forgetfulness, and survival. 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