Dry Cleaning

New Long Leg

£16.99
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2nd April 2021 / LP, CD or Tape / 4AD
     

Dry Cleaning

New Long Leg

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Not just one of 2021's most eagerly anticipated debuts, this is doubtless one of the year's best albums already. Essential.

Released: 2nd April 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 2nd April 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Dry Cleaning will release their debut studio album New Long Leg on 4AD. The 10-track long-player, which includes ‘Strong Feelings’ and last year’s single ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’, was recorded over two weeks last summer at Rockfield Studios in rural Wales with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding).

+ Signed Edition SOLD OUT.
+ Indie LP is pressed on Opaque Yellow vinyl.

Following on from their thrillingly taut 2019 EPs Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and Sweet Princess, New Long Leg is more ambitious and complex, with Shaw’s spoken vocals tightly intertwined with the band’s restless instrumentals. With lyrics preoccupied by themes like dissociation, escapism, daydreaming, complicated feelings of love, anger, revenge, anxiety, the kitchen, lethargy, forgetfulness, and survival, Shaw says, “the title is ambiguous; a new long leg could be an expensive present or a growth or a table repair.”

Dry Cleaning was formed by friends Tom Dowse, Nick Buxton and Lewis Maynard after a karaoke party in 2017 inspired a collaboration. They wrote instrumentally to begin with until six months later Florence Shaw, a visual artist, university lecturer and picture researcher by day – with no prior musical experience – turned up to a band rehearsal armed with reams of her own collected writing and a copy of Michael Bernard Loggins’ Fears Of Your Life to read out over the music. Before long she was the group’s front-person, contributing words of her own, and serving as the perfect foil to the band’s music.

+ Available as a very limited edition includes;
- Indie exclusive Opaque Yellow vinyl.
- Signed art-card.
- Bonus yellow vinyl 7” of “Scratchcard Lanyard” (backed with exclusive track ”Bug Eggs”).

Format /LP, CD or Tape
Released /2nd April 2021
Catalogue / 4AD0254LPE
Barcode / 191400025431
Artist / Dry Cleaning
Label /4AD
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