Track Of The Day – Dry Cleaning – ‘Sit Down Meal’


Following up their critically acclaimed ‘Sweet Princess’ Ep South London’s Dry Cleaning release ‘Sit Down Meal’ from their forthcoming second EP, ‘Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks.’ And once again the juxtaposition of vocalist Florence Shaw’s half-spoken half-sung delivery with the bands driving post-punk soundscapes proves to be a killer combination.

I caught them live at Birkenhead’s inaugural Future Yard festival a few weeks back and their performance was simply incredible. The contrast of Florence’s cool unflustered demeanour on stage with the intensity of the rest of the band’s performance was nothing short of mesmeric. ‘Sit Down Meal’ according to in Shaw is- ” set at the moment just after being suddenly dumped. You cling to details, things you did together and reel at their significance. If you smell their perfume on someone else you feel overwhelmed, but immediately and painfully aware of how lightning quick a relationship can evaporate into thin air.”

There’s an adroit directness to Dry Cleaning’s sound and ‘Sit Down Meal’ sees them expanding their sonic palette building spiralling angular guitars and driving percussion around Shaw’s often acerbic deadpan delivery … and it works beautifully


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Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Drinks and Snacks
Out October 25th on It’s OK

1. Dog Proposal
2. Viking Hair
3. Spoils
4. Jam After School
5. Sombre One
6. Sit Down Meal


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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