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Dry Cleaning Share New Song “Gary Ashby” and Announce New Tour Dates

Stumpwork Due Out October 21 via 4AD

Sep 07, 2022 Photography by Guy Bolongaro
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London-based post-punk band Dry Cleaning are releasing a new album, Stumpwork, on October 21 via 4AD. Now they have shared its third single, “Gary Ashby,” about a family tortoise that’s gone missing in lockdown. They have also announced some new 2023 tour dates, including some shows in North America. Check out the song below, followed by all the band’s upcoming tour dates.

In a press release the band collectively say “Gary Ashby” is “a lament about a pet tortoise, escaped as a result of family chaos. We wrote it in December 2020, one of the first new songs after the New Long Leg session.”

Upon announcement of the album in June, the band shared the single “Don’t Press Me,” which was one of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared its second single, “Anna Calls From the Arctic,” also one of our Songs of the Week.

Stumpwork is the band’s sophomore album and the quick follow-up to their 2021-released debut album, New Long Leg (which was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2021). Dry Cleaning features Florence Shaw (vocals), Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), and Lewis Maynard (bass). The band recorded the album in rural Wales, once again working with New Long Leg producer John Parish, along with engineer Joe Jones.

Read our review of New Long Leg here.

Read our interview with Dry Cleaning on New Long Leg here.

In 2019, we interviewed them after the release of their two EPs Sweet Princess and Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks. You can check it out here.

Dry Cleaning Tour Dates:

Sat. Sept. 17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
Sun. Sept. 18 - Los Angeles, US @ Primavera Sound LA
Tue. Sept. 20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Wed. Sept. 21 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Thu. Sept. 22 - Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library
Tue. Nov. 8 - Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Wed. Nov. 9 - Cologne, DE @ Club Volta
Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 12 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City
Wed. Nov. 30 - Tokyo, JP @ Liquid Room
Thu. Dec. 1 - Osaka, JP @ Club Quattro
Tue. Dec. 6 - Auckland, NZ @ Tuning Fork
Wed. Dec. 7 - Wellington, NZ @ San Fran
Fri. Dec. 9 - Brisbane, AU @ The Brightside
Sat. Dec. 10 - Meredith, AU @ Meredith Festival
Mon. Dec. 12 - Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
Tue. Dec. 13 - Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
Wed. Dec. 14 - Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
Fri. Dec. 16 - Perth, AU @ Rosemount Hotel
Tue. Jan. 10, 2023 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Wed. Jan. 11, 2023 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Fri. Jan. 13, 2023 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Sat. Jan 14, 2023 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Tue. Jan. 17, 2023 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Wed. Jan. 18, 2023 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Thu. Jan. 19, 2023 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Jan. 21, 2023 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Mon. Jan. 23, 2023 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Tue. Jan. 24, 2023 - Tucson, AZ @ Congress Plaza
Thu. Jan. 26, 2023 - Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
Fri. Jan. 27, 2023 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Sat. Jan. 28, 2023 - New Orleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre
Sun. Jan. 29, 2023 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Tue. Jan. 31, 2023 - Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
Wed. Feb. 1, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Feb. 2, 2023 - Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneers Works
Tue. Feb. 14, 2023 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Wed. Feb. 15, 2023 - Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Sat. Feb. 18, 2023 - Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
Mon. Feb. 20, 2023 - Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
Tue. Feb. 21, 2023 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Wed Feb. 22, 2023 - Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
Fri. Feb. 24, 2023 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Sat. Feb. 25, 2023 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
Sun. Feb. 26, 2023 - Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Tue. Feb. 28, 2023 - Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
Wed. March 1, 2023 - Brighton, UK @ Chalk
Fri. March 3, 2023 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Mon. Mar. 13, 2023 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
Wed. Mar. 15, 2023 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
Thu. Mar. 16, 2023 - Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
Sat. Mar. 18, 2023 - Hamburg, DE @ Knust
Sun. Mar. 19, 2023 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Mon. Mar. 20, 2023 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Tue. March 22, 2023 - Offenbach, DE @ Hafen2
Thu. Mar. 23, 2023 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Fri. Mar. 24, 2023 - Vienna, AT @ Flex
Fri. Mar. 25, 2023 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum
Mon. Mar. 27, 2023 - Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy
Tue. Mar. 28, 2023 - Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Wed. Mar. 29, 2023 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri. Mar. 31, 2023 - Rotterdam, NL @ Maassilo
Sat. Apr. 1, 2023 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix

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