Dry Cleaning

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Cult guitarist Roy Montgomery on Flying Nun, grief and embracing mistakes: ‘It’s an existential thing’
Beloved by the likes of Dry Cleaning and Grouper, Montgomery’s life has been hit by more than one tragedy, stories he traces in meditative instrumentals

Stevie Chick

29, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘You’re doing it purely for the exposure’: why many musicians can no longer afford to tour
Artists are cancelling live dates owing to soaring costs, venue bottlenecks, Brexit and the pandemic. Can touring ever be viable again?

Michael Hann

28, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Dry Cleaning: ‘We bond over food a lot. It’s a big part of the band’
They’re the group everyone seemed to discover in lockdown. With a second album just out, the London four-piece discuss their poetic post-punk – and why they owe it all to Wimpy

Kathryn Bromwich

23, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Dry Cleaning: Stumpwork review – deadpan chat, funk and hypnotic soundscapes
The follow-up to last year’s fine debut New Long Leg is more focused, with Florence Shaw’s low-key narration framed by powerful sounds

Dave Simpson

21, Oct, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Dry Cleaning; Oumou Sangaré review – stars of Grace Jones’s Meltdown
The deadpan London post-punk band and the gloriously danceable Malian musician offer a delicious contrast early in the festival

Kitty Empire

18, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Stars of summer: Florence Shaw, Claire Rushbrook, Arthur Hughes and Patricia Allison
Some of the actors and musicians in the summer’s most exciting new shows, from Grace Jones’s Meltdown to a radical Richard III, give us a taste of what to expect

Interviews by Michael Hogan and Killian Fox

29, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Holding the artist to ransom’: musicians struggle to break even as venues and Universal cream off merch sales
The Guardian found that Universal Music Group is profiting from the 25% cut that UK music venue chain AMG takes from gig merchandise sales – at a time when artists are feeling the pinch

Eamonn Forde

15, Apr, 2022 @12:54 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 7: Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg
With their debut album, the British garage rock band articulated the restless whirring of modern brains in funny, profoundly poetic songs

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I know all the words to Copacabana’: Katy Wix’s honest playlist
The comedian on her love of Mahler’s Symphony No 5 – and the folk song from Georgia that she sings in the shower

As told to Alexi Duggins

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Collapsed laughing: how the gap between music and comedy has disappeared
Comedy and music have always co-existed – but with artists from Dry Cleaning to Bo Burnham cleverly blurring the two, it’s hard to tell where the jokes begin and end

Rachel Aroesti

29, Sep, 2021 @7:11 AM

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The best albums of 2021 so far
From drill’s high watermark to Tuareg rock, Colombian pop and London jazz, here are our music editors’ picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

14, Jun, 2021 @3:16 PM

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