Dry Cleaning, from London, are an exciting new post-punk band. This six track ep is extremely assured; cutting, cynical lyrics with dry acerbic wit, bendy guitar lines and repetition, repetition, repetition.
The vocals are mostly more spoken than sung but timed to suggest there has been more thought put into the structure than to just ramble over the backing track.
This is simple, catchy, very confident and, at times, quite danceable – Magic of Meghan in particular, with its funky driving baseline and awesome guitar hook.
Nothing lasts too long, the band have a good sense of space, which they demonstrate well in Traditional Fish. There’s something very old school about this but that’s not at all a bad thing. Some of the hooks and baselines really feel very familiar at the first time of hearing but given we could not place them, it’s just down to very good song writing.
Our particular favourites are Good Night and New Job but this whole release is very strong. There’s not a duff track on the Sweet Princess EP. It’s a really fine first release and we look forward to more from them.
You may enjoy this if you like The Fall, Sauna Youth, Ravioli Me Away