Dry Cleaning are a 4-piece from South London. Last year, they released two taut EPs Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and Sweet Princess, both written in bassist Lewis Maynard’s mother’s miniscule garage space. The releases received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New Yorker, Stereogum, The Quietus, Loud & Quiet, the Guardian and many others.
The quartet of Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals) make their 4AD debut with a new single, “Scratchcard Lanyard,” and an accompanying video. The band first played the track on their KEXP session earlier this year, where they were the last act to record in the actual studios pre-COVID shutdown. “Scratchcard Lanyard” is a treatise on the joy of life’s little pleasures, where air fresheners become mighty oaks and Instagram filters are glamorous holiday destinations.