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Dry Cleaning Share New Song “Goodnight”

Sweet Princess EP Due Out August 16 via It’s OK

Aug 06, 2019
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London-based post-punk four-piece Dry Cleaning are releasing their debut EP, Sweet Princess, on August 16 via It's OK and now they have shared another song from it, "Goodnight." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming UK tour dates.

Previously the EP's "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 (watch the video for it below again). 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.

Shaw had this to say about "Goodnight" in the press release: "The lyrics are a mixture of inner monologue, YouTube comments describing memories of songs, and phrases collected from adverts on TV. The YouTube comments represent strangers sharing poignant memories. The phrases from ads suggest our bodies are naturally disgusting, that we ought to work harder, and that our relationships might fail. 'Goodnight' is partly about feeling fed up with these ideas, and partly about feeling uplifted by openness on the internet."

Dry Cleaning Tour Dates:

Thu. Aug. 8 - Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert *
Fri. Aug. 9 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Aug. 10 - Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy
Fri. Aug. 16 - Breacon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Wed. Aug. 21 - London, UK @ Schacklewell Arms
Thu. Aug. 22 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Fri. Aug. 23 - Manchester, UK @ YES (Basement)
Sat. Aug. 24 - Birkinhead, UK @ Future Yard Festival
Sat. Oct. 19 - Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
Sun. Oct. 20 - Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival
 
*= w/ Bodega

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