Dry Cleaning Debut “No Decent Shoes For Rain”

Dry Cleaning Debut Video For "No Decent Shoes For Rain." The track is off the UK band's forthcoming album Stumpwork
Dry Cleaning photo by Gus Bolongaro

Dry Cleaning have returned with a new single/video, “No Decent Shoes for Rain.” The track is off their forthcoming album, Stumpwork, available October 21 via 4AD, and the follow-up to previous single “Gary Ashby”, the group take a more sombre turn on ‘No Decent Shoes for Rain’. Singer Florence Shaw says about the track, “’No Decent Shoes for Rain’ is inspired by grief; grief over past relationships, grief for loved ones who have died, and all the things that come with that; loneliness, numbness, yearning, ruminating about the past.” The video is made of footage of the band in the studio at Rockfield and on tour.

To celebrate Stumpwork, Dry Cleaning will play two intimate London shows during release week including a homecoming gig at Peckham Audio 20 October. The quartet’s worldwide headline tour can be found below. For ticket information head to the band’s website Stumpwork was made in the aftermath of the death of two very important people to the band; bassist Lewis Maynard’s mother, and guitarist Tom Dowse’s grandfather. Both were instrumental in the band’s development, both in encouragement and, in the case of Maynard’s mother, literally providing the band with a place to rehearse. Shaw’s lyrics explore not only loss and detachment but all the twists and turns, simple joys and minor gripes of human experience too. Ultimately, what emerges from it all is a subtle but assertive optimism, and a lesson in the value of curiosity. Stumpwork is the follow-up to the band’s previous full-length New Long Leg.

Dry Cleaning Tour Dated


20 October – LONDON, UK, Peckham Audio
25 October – KINGSTON, UK, Pryzm (Banquet Outstore)
8 November – PARIS, FRANCE, Le Trabendo
9 November – COLOGNE, GERMANY, Club Volta
11 November – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS, Le Guess Who? Festival
12 November – KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, Sonic City
30 November – TOKYO, JAPAN, Liquid Room
1 December – OSAKA, JAPAN, Club Quattro
6 December – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, The Tuning Fork
7 December – WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, San Fran
9 December – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, The Brightside
10 December – MEREDITH, AUSTRALIA, Meredith Festival
12 December – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, The Corner Hotel
13 December – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, The Corner Hotel
14 December – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Manning Bar
16 December – PERTH, AUSTRALIA, Rosemount Hotel


10 January – MONTREAL, CANADA, La Tulipe
11 January – TORONTO, CANADA, Phoenix
13 January – CHICAGO, IL, USA, Thalia Hall
14 January – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Fine Line
17 January – VANCOUVER, CANADA, Rickshaw
18 January – SEATTLE, WA, USA, Neptune
19 January – PORTLAND, OR, USA, Crystal Ballroom
21 January – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, August Hall
22 January – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Belasco
23 January – PHOENIX, AZ, USA, Crescent Ballroom
24 January – TUCSON, AZ, USA, Congress Plaza
26 January – DALLAS, TX, USA, Texas Theatre
27 January – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Mohawk
28 January – NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, Toulouse Theatre
29 January – ATLANTA, GA, USA, Terminal West
31 January – WASHINGTON, DC, USA, The Howard West
1 February – PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, Union Transfer
2 February – BROOKLYN, NY, USA, Pioneer Works
14 February – DUBLIN, IRELAND, Vicar Street
15 February – BELFAST, UK, Mandela Hall
17 February – GLASGOW, UK, Barrowlands
18 February – LEEDS, UK, O2 Academy
20 February – LIVERPOOL, UK, Invisible Wind Factory
21 February – NOTTINGHAM, UK, Rock City
22 February – SHEFFIELD, UK, O2 Academy
24 February – MANCHESTER, UK, Albert Hall
25 February – BIRMINGHAM, UK, O2 Institute
26 February – BRISTOL, UK, O2 Academy
28 February – CARDIFF, UK, Tramshed
1 March – BRIGHTON, UK, Chalk
3 March – LONDON, UK, O2 Brixton Academy
15 March – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Debaser Strand
16 March – OSLO, NORWAY, Parkteatret
18 March – HAMBURG, GERMANY, Knust
22 March – OFFENBACH, GERMANY, Hafen2
23 March – MUNICH, GERMANY, Strom
24 March – VIENNA, AUSTRIA, Flex
25 March – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, Futurum
27 March – WARSAW, POLAND, Hybrydy
28 March – LEIPZIG, GERMANY, UT Connewitz
29 March – BERLIN, GERMANY, Festsaal Kreuzberg
1 April – ANTWERP, BELGIUM, Trix

Pre-order Stumpwork by Dry Cleaning HERE


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