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Dry Cleaning - Debut TV Performance On Later With Jools Holland
Dry Cleaning : Debut TV Performance On Later With Jools Holland
15th March 2021

This past Friday, Dry Cleaning made their television debut on Later...with Jools Holland with a performance of 'Scratchcard Lanyard', a track that appears on their forthcoming debut album, New Long Leg, out 2nd April. 

In the track, Florence Shaw sings “‘Do everything, and feel nothing’...  a fitting mantra for a song that sounds, at once, totally over it and yet full to the brim with life” (New York Times).  'Scratchcard Lanyard', which led into their most recent single 'Strong Feelings', is a treatise on the joy of life’s little pleasures, where air fresheners become mighty oaks and Instagram filters are glamorous holiday destinations.

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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.