With their new EP ‘Boundary Snacks and Drinks’ set for release next month, London post-punk’s Dry Cleaning have shared the latest cut in the form of new track ‘Viking Hair’.
Delivered with vocalist Florence Shaw’s signature deadpan drool and the biting post-punk backing, the new track explores “romantic ideas about someone you’re attracted to but don’t know well, and distracting things seen in the street.”
The accompanying video was shot and edited by the band and Pedro Pina, with the quartet explaining of the vid: “Cactus Club is a weekly LGBT line dancing class and club where everyone is welcome. Based in Clapham, South London, it was established in 1993 and is run by Michael, Anne and Peter. Whilst recording ‘Viking Hair,’ we noticed the mood and rhythm of the song brought line dancing to mind. We found Cactus Club online and approached them to see if they would be interested in helping us to make a video. Dry Cleaning wish to thank the Cactus Club organizers and all the dancers who took part for sharing the fantastic atmosphere at their club with us, and for their enthusiasm and expertise.”
On top of the new track and video, Dry Cleaning have also announced their UK headline tour for 2020! Check out the full dates below:
12 - Gullivers, Manchester
13 - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
14 - The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
15 - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
20- Portland Arms, Cambridge
21 - The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
22 - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28 - Green Door Store, Brighton
29 - The Louisiana, Bristol
01 - Heartbreakers, Southampton
03 - Village Underground, London
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Having gone from a bunch of mates making weird noise in a cupboard to one of the most hotly-tipped new groups in the country, Dry Cleaning are exactly the band we all need right now.
Once again highlighting the quartet’s sardonic take on modern life, Dry Cleaning are only just getting started.
The year’s best new lyricists, delivering gloriously funny, fractured thought processes and sparse, rattling post-punk.
The announcement comes less than a month since the release of their debut EP ‘Sweet Princess’.