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Dry Cleaning

Sweet Princess

It's OK

Aug 22, 2019 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share

Dry Cleaning’s debut EP, Sweet Princess, is a kind of angular, wiry post-punk record that concerns itself with lyrical microcosms rather than the bigger picture.

The band began life as a three piece before adding Florence Shaw’s spoken word vocals, and there’s a tangible detachment between what the band are doing in the background and Shaw’s often sarcastic and always sharp deliveries; it’s a really interesting dynamic.

Comparisons to off-kilter indie bands likes of The Feelies or The Fall feel inevitable, but neither of those bands ever felt as direct as Dry Cleaning do on Sweet Princess—they’re writing songs that could only be written in 2019.

Dry Cleaning didn’t exist until 2017, and it’ll be interesting to see where they go from here. As far as debuts go, you’d struggle to find a more exciting offering this year. (www.drycleaning.bandcamp.com)

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