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Dry Cleaning Share Video for New Song “Viking Hair”

Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks EP Due Out October 25 via It’s OK

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London-based post-punk four-piece Dry Cleaning are releasing their second EP, Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks, on October 25 via It’s OK. Now they have shared another song from it, “Viking Hair,” via a video for the track. Pedro Pina shot and edited the video with the band. It was filmed at a weekly LGBT line dancing class at Cactus Club, in South London. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band had this to say about the video in a press release: “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.”

Dry Cleaning just released their debut EP, Sweet Princess, in August, also via It’s OK. Previously the band shared Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks’ first single, “Sit Down Meal,” which was one of our Songs of the Week.

The band features Florence Shaw, Lewis Maynard, Tom Dowse, and Nick Buxton. They’ve all been friends for years, but started making music together after a karaoke party. Although, ironically, they started out making instrumental music until Shaw joined in on vocals, having never previously been involved in music before (for her day jobs she’s a university lecturer and picture researcher). A press release cites The Feelies, The Necessaries, The B-52s, and Pylon as influences.

Previously Sweet Princess’ “Magic of Meghan” (described in a press release as “an ode to Meghan Markle”) was an honorable mention in one of our Songs of the Week lists. Then the band shared another Sweet Princess single, “Goodnight,” which made our main Songs of the Week list.

Also read our review of the Sweet Princess EP.

Dry Cleaning Tour Dates:

Oct. 17th - Dublin, IE @ Workman’s Club
Oct. 19th - Bristol @ Simple Things Festival
Oct. 20th - Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival
Oct. 23rd - London, UK @ The Lexington
Nov. 23rd - Glasgow, UK @ Great Western Festival
Nov. 24th - Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social
Wed. Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Gulliver’s
Thu. Feb. 13 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
Fri. Feb. 14 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
Sat. Feb. 15 - Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Thu. Feb. 20 - Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
Fri. Feb. 21 - Liverpool, UK @ The Shipping Forecast
Sat. Feb. 22 - Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
Fri. Feb. 28 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Sat. Feb. 29 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Sun. March 1 - Southampton, UK @ Heartbreakers
Tue. March 3 - London, UK @ Village Underground

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