London post-punks Dry Cleaning are on a roll, sharing the second single off their forthcoming EP Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks, titled “Viking Hair.”Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks is the band’s second EP of the year, following their critically praised debut EP Sweet Princess.
“Viking Hair” features “trademark repetitive, melodic guitar motifs [that] ring out over an energized rhythm section that builds to a gradual crescendo. The result is invigorating and driven yet thoughtful and emotive,” a press release describes, adding that lyrically, the song is “inspired by romantic ideas about someone you’re attracted to but don’t know well, and distracting things seen in the street.”
Dry Cleaning offer the following context for their new music video, which they shot and edited alongside Pedro Pina:
Cactus Club is a weekly LGBT line dancing class and club where everyone is welcome. Based in Clapham, South London, it was established in 1993 and is run by Michael, Anne and Peter. Whilst recording “Viking Hair,” we noticed the mood and rhythm of the song brought line dancing to mind. We found Cactus Club online and approached them to see if they would be interested in helping us to make a video. Dry Cleaning wish to thank the Cactus Club organizers and all the dancers who took part for sharing the fantastic atmosphere at their club with us, and for their enthusiasm and expertise.
Both EP’s—July’s Sweet Princess and October’s Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks—will be compiled on a 12” vinyl release coming on Oct. 25 and available for preorder here.
Watch the “Viking Hair” video below and check out Dry Cleaning’s tour dates beneath that.
Dry Cleaning Tour Dates:
17 – Dublin, Ireland @ Workman’s Club
19 – Bristol, U.K. @ Simple Things Festival
20 – Cardiff, U.K. @ SWN Festival
23 – London, U.K. @ The Lexington
23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Great Western Festival
24 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Picture House Social
12 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gulliver’s
13 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ Sneaky Pete’s
14 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Hug and Pint
15 – Leeds, U.K. @ Hyde Park Book Club
20 – Cambridge, U.K. @ Portland Arms
21 – Liverpool, U.K. @ The Shipping Forecast
22 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Sunflower Lounge
28 – Brighton, U.K. @ Green Door Store
29 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Louisiana
01 – Southampton, U.K. @ Heartbreakers
03 – London, U.K. @ Village Underground