Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Dry Cleaning - "Anna Calls from the Arctic"

Photo by Steve Gullick

It's truly promising when a young band changes up their sound between albums while keeping it sounding like them. The latest single from Dry Cleaning sounds like Dry Cleaning, but changes it up just enough to keep it interesting. "Anna Calls from the Arctic" still has that spoken word/Velvet Underground meets noise rock feel to it, but the noise is restrained a bit. The new song has a 1960's groove to it with a retro cool feel. It's oddly hypnotic in a vaguely threatening way. What's truly interesting with "Anna Calls from the Arctic" is that it's a relatively laid back song but one of the most intense ones Dry Cleaning have ever released.

The band says of their new single:

“The lyrics were partly inspired by phone calls with a friend who was living and working in the Arctic. The song developed from a keyboard, bass and clarinet jam. This then took shape during our pre-recording sessions with John Parish and Joe Jones in Bristol and finalized at Rockfield studios a month later, with some musical inspiration coming from the dramatic scores of John Barry. The song is observational and sensual.”

You can watch the video for "Anna Calls from the Arctic" below. Stumpwork is due out October 21 on 4AD, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Dry Cleaning, check out the band's Facebook and Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Fri. July 29 - Co Waterford, IE @ All Together NowSun. July 31 - Thirsk, UK @ Deer Shed FestivalSat. Aug. 6 - Katowic, PL @ OFF FestivalThu. Aug. 11 - Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop FestivalFri. Aug. 19 - Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man FestivalThu. Aug. 25 - London, UK @ All Points EastSat. Aug. 27 - Manchester, UK @ Depot Mayfield w/ The NationalSat. Sept. 17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up TavernSun. Sept. 18 - Los Angeles, US @ Primavera Sound LATue. Sept. 20 - San Francisco, CA @ The ChapelWed. Sept. 21 - San Jose, CA @ The RitzThu. Sept. 22 - Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial LibraryTue. Nov. 8 - Paris, FR @ Le TrabendoWed. Nov. 9 - Cologne, DE @ Club VoltaFri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? FestivalSat. Nov. 12 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City

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