- Dry Cleaning
- Date: Thursday 08/10/2020
- Time: 7.30pm
- Price: £12
- Age Restrictions: 16+
- Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach
We seriously can’t wait for London post-punk outfit Dry Cleaning to return to Cardiff following their absolutely rammed set in Fuel at Sŵn 2019!
Live footage shows vocalist Florence standing behind a music stand and a sheaf of papers, as if preparing to give a post punk lecture. Spoken word meanderings dominate the London band’s music, oblique tales and non-sequiturs delivered over rock backing that’s taut, moody and fractious. With a delivery style that recalls Kim Gordon, Prolapse’s Linda Steelyard or Life Without Buildings’ Sue Tompkins, it’s a weird magic trick you’ll want to see multiple times.
“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