Dry Cleaning Returns to the Neptune

2023-01-18 Hardly Raining

London post-punk group Dry Cleaning returned to the Neptune Theatre on January 18, 2023. They were last here in 2021, and unfortunately did not perform at the 2022 THING Festival after having been announced in the early lineup.

Tom Dowse (guitar)
Tom Dowse on guitar (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Dry Cleaning includes Florence Shaw (vocals), Tom Dowse (guitar), Nick Buxton (drums), and Lewis Maynard (bass). Shaw was notable for her clever spoken-word vocals and quirky stage presence. Meanwhile, the band repeated driving riffs, flung their hair, and generally rocked out.

Rocking out at the Neptune.

They included most of the tunes on their latest album, Stumpwork, which was released on 4AD. Dry Cleaning added in a few hits from their critically acclaimed 2021 debut, New Long Leg. The evening ended with a two-song encore.

Earlier that day, they also played a live set at KEXP. Dry Cleaning’s tour continues through the U.S. and Europe until April 1, 2023.

Dry Cleaning marquee
Neptune Theatre marquee along NE 45th St (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).


Dry Cleaning – Live on KEXP (2020)