Having released ‘Sweet Princess EP’ only last month, Dry Cleaning have announced its immediate follow-up – ‘Boundary Road and Snacks’. Working at such pace suits the band’s unwavering approach – leering new single ‘Sit Down Meal’ a bracing and vivid introduction to the group’s next chapter.
With Flo Shaw’s stream of consciousness, she seethes and heavily enunciates, uses irrepressible longing as a cutting goodbye – “you’re just a fragrance to me now” – and acknowledges that inescapable need for time to find the right thing to say, if it ever comes at all.
Where mournful introductions grow into more familiar, buzzing melody – Shaw only encases herself more within her words, the dispassionate yet ultimately empathetic notions of a greetings card a helpful stopgap while the time is taken to heal. It’s an immediate and impressive piece on self preservation.
We catch up with the band in Issue Twenty-Two which is out now. You can find it here.
Header photo by Hanna Katrina