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Dry Cleaning fight their own mind on “Don’t Press Me”, announce new album

Dry Cleaning will release their second album, Stumpwork, on October 21 through 4AD. It follows quickly on from last year’s world-beating debut album New Long Leg, but the Londoners are not resting on their laurels. In fact they still can’t even gain control over their own minds, as we find out on new single “Don’t Press Me”, about which singer Florence Shaw says:

“The words in the chorus came about because I was trying to write a song to sing to my own brain, “You are always fighting me / You are always stressing me out”.”

While it doesn’t change the tried and trusted Dry Cleaning formula too much, it does find Shaw testing out her singing abilities a bit more than what we’ve heard in the past – turns out, she can sing beautifully, which may well win over some of those skeptics from the first time around. But, whatever you do, don’t touch her gaming mouse!

Check out “Don’t Press Me” via the video below or listen to it on streaming platforms.

Dry Cleaning’s new album Stumpwork will be out on October 21 through 4AD (pre-order/save). You can find them on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stumpwork album cover:

Stumpwork by Dry Cleaning Album Cover 2022 Photography: Annie Collinge Creative Direction: Rottingdean Bazaar