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New Long Leg

Dry Cleaning

New Long Leg

Debut album from the South Lodon post-punk quartet

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Displacing the emotional in favour of engagingly tenuous perspectives, this precariously magnetic album, much like the contents of Dourofs, will absolutely floor you
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  2. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    The perfect taste of life after lockdown
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    It's everything at once, a record that absorbs and spits back the unending noise of the world and asks that you take a second look, every common thing somehow made brand new
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    It’s not wrong to compare Dry Cleaning to post-punk bands. It’s unavoidable. Hell, you could pluck the bassline from Leafy and drop it right into Marquee Moon. But there’s something more complex, something constantly familiar in every track that’s enough to trigger the tip of the tongue phenomenon for 41 minutes straight
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  5. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    A droll album full of surreal images, bizarre obsessions, and sense memories. The cumulative effect of Florence Shaw’s narration is inexplicably wonderful
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  6. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Dry Cleaning seem a working-class band, but they are not a political band in that same sense. This concept is mimicked across many post-punk bands past and present, but instead of trying to stay firmly between those politically-charged guardrails they have stepped outside of them and created their own scenic route
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  7. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    The British quartet’s debut album is levels funnier, wryer and more melodic than their previous work
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  8. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Delivers on every level, from Shaw’s lyrical attention to detail to the impeccable musicianship that surrounds her
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Dry Cleaning separate themselves from the post punk crowd by matching lyrical prowess with raw sound
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Whatever you choose to take from New Long Leg, this is an album replete with a humour and proficiency rare in a musical landscape dominated by overly-earnest balding men
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  11. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The fact this is a debut opens up the exciting potential that this may be the first release of many
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  12. 8.0 |   DIY

    There’s a charming purity that runs through the record
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  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Comic, sinister, suddenly moving, it feels like real-time psychological excavation, digging for truth. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Pleasingly grubby debut LP. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   Clash

    Suffocating, surreal, and exploratory, it takes chances other groups could scarcely envisage
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  16. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Dry Cleaning’s impressive interplay and energy make the songs on New Long Leg wonderfully replayable
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  17. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Across ten tracks Dry Cleaning’s debut offers an almost bottomless pit of wordy treasures to salvage and like any challenges you’re encouraged to burrow deeper to gain a great understanding
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  18. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Dry Cleaning bring a refreshing pop sensibility to British rock music, and New Long Leg is a cracking and captivating debut
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  19. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Florence Shaw’s laconic spoken delivery is a highlight in a talented band making the quotidian exciting
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  20. 8.0 |   All Music

    They know exactly what they're doing, and the risks they take result in a debut album that brings a fresh energy to post-punk that's equally challenging and rewarding
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  21. 8.0 |   NME

    Newly signed to 4AD, the London band lay out their manifesto: don’t take yourself too seriously
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  22. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    Dry Cleaning’s studio debut is both nonsensical and monotonous, with a classic post-punk flair
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  23. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Triviality and meaning compete to create a compelling portrait of ordinary life, one littered with acerbic wit, intricacy and yawning negative space
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  24. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    It’s likely they will blaze an idiosyncratic path in the music sphere, similar to what they have accomplished on this rather remarkable, often powerful, and always challenging, debut
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