London post-punk band Dry Cleaning have unveiled their new single, ‘Anna Calls From The Arctic’. The five-minute single is the second track the band have released in as many months ahead of their new album, Stumpwork.
‘Anna Calls From The Arctic’ follows last month’s ‘Don’t Press Me’. Stumpwork, Dry Cleaning’s second album, is scheduled to arrive on Friday, 21st October. The album comes just 18 months after their debut, New Long Leg, which received widespread acclaim and was named Album of the Year by Rough Trade.
Dry Cleaning – ‘Anna Calls From The Arctic’
On ‘Anna Calls From The Arctic’, Dry Cleaning continue to showcase the method that has so far worked wonders. Against a swirling, ambient instrumental, vocalist Florence Shaw narrates an off-kilter conversation with a distant friend.
“The lyrics were partly inspired by phone calls with a friend who was living and working in the Arctic,” the group said in a statement. “The song developed from a keyboard, bass and clarinet jam. This then took shape during our pre-recording sessions with John Parish and Joe Jones in Bristol and finalised at Rockfield studios a month later, with some musical inspiration coming from the dramatic scores of John Barry.”
The track comes accompanied by a self-directed video, which displays distorted shots of drummer Nick Baxton ice skating. Stumpwork is set for release on Friday, 21st October.
Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork
- Anna Calls From The Arctic
- Kwenchy Kups
- Gary Ashby
- Driver’s Story
- Hot Penny Day
- No Decent Shoes For Rain
- Don’t Press Me
- Conservative Hell
- Liberty Log