Dry Cleaning have shared their first single since signing for legendary indie label 4AD. ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’ sees Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals) pick up where last year’s EPs ‘Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks’ and ‘Sweet Princess’ left off examining the minutia of modern living.
‘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. as the South London band explain: “In the search for your true calling in life, it’s easy to try so many things that you end up confused. It can lead to an enormous build-up of frustration. You may fantasise about exacting revenge upon your real or imagined enemies. Ephemeral things and small-scale escapist experiences can provide some relief!”
Watch Dry Cleaning performing Scratchcard Lanyard, Viking Hair, Magic Of Meghan and Conversation live for KEXP recorded on March 10th 2020.