Dry Cleaning

"Like empty bottles melted down and repurposed as stained glass, Dry Cleaning’s assembled observations capture the distortion of life on and off the internet, of spewing our deepest emotions into an anonymous void but biting our tongue when we encounter a real person. Type what you really feel, then close the tab and delete your history—maybe Florence Shaw will find it” - Pitchfork "Shaw’s vocals — dry, authoritative and dripping with attitude — are what give Dry Cleaning a distinctive edge, whether she’s opining on her cat, phone scams or Meghan Markle. The music is all pretty great, too: angular, shringy, danceable post-punk. Dry Cleaning are far from the first to go this route, but the Sweet Princess EP feels vital and fresh" - Brooklyn Vegan..
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"Like empty bottles melted down and repurposed as stained glass, Dry Cleaning’s assembled observations capture the distortion of life on and off the internet, of spewing our deepest emotions into an anonymous void but biting our tongue when we encounter a real person. Type what you really feel, then close the tab and delete your history—maybe Florence Shaw will find it” - Pitchfork

"Shaw’s vocals — dry, authoritative and dripping with attitude — are what give Dry Cleaning a distinctive edge, whether she’s opining on her cat, phone scams or Meghan Markle. The music is all pretty great, too: angular, shringy, danceable post-punk. Dry Cleaning are far from the first to go this route, but the Sweet Princess EP feels vital and fresh" - Brooklyn Vegan

"Shaw's monosyllabic sing-speaking allows the combination of images to flow out unheeded, sometimes getting a little fiery when swearing at imagined attackers, but mostly remaining disturbingly level-headed. The stresses wrought by her neuroses are sharpened by Dry Cleaning's taut instrumental, which pushes and pulls, contorting the mood of the song all over the place brilliantly" - The 405

"Taut post-punk that recalls The Feelies or cult Athens, Georgia outfit Pylon, it's the lyrics of 'Goodnight' that truly help Dry Cleaning find an arresting voice of their own" - Clash

"Dry Cleaning—emphasis on “dry”—use bleak humor and acid sarcasm as a way to cut life’s thousand tiny indignities down to size. You have to be a sharp writer to make this kind of withering wit work, but fortunately, Shaw is one of the sharpest" - Bandcamp essential release

“The impulse to collect is common – surely everyone reading this has some sort of ‘record collection’ – but aside from dictionary compilers, how many language collectors are there? Yet, for Dry Cleaning singer Florence Shaw, it was words and not bottle tops or postcards that ended up as her most prized items” - Music Week

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