Dry Cleaning embrace earnestness in their “Viking Hair” video

The British post-punk band release new EP Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks on October 25.

October 01, 2019

London-based indie rock group Dry Cleaning take their wry and detached brand of punk and give it some love with the video for new song "Viking Hair."

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The atmospheric track captures the band's sound, particularly vocalist Florence Shaw's terse and sardonic vocals, perfectly. The video, however, is a little more heartfelt. Filmed at a club in Claphan, south London, the video takes you inside Cactus Club; a weekly LGBT line dancing class and club where everyone is welcome.

Speaking to The FADER via email, the band said: "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 organisers and all the dancers who took part for sharing the fantastic atmosphere at their club with us, and for their enthusiasm and expertise."

"Viking Hair" is the first to be lifted from the band's forthcoming EP, Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks. That is out later this month and will be available alongside July's Sweet Princess EP in one 12" vinyl release from October 25.

In addition to sharing their new video, Dry Cleaning have also announced a series of new U.K. headline tour dates for Feb 2020. You can check out all of their upcoming shows below.

17th October - Workman's Club, Dublin, IE
19th October - Simple Things Festival, Bristol
20th October - SWN Festival, Cardiff
23rd October - The Lexington, London
23rd November - Great Western Festival, Glasgow
24th November - Picture House Social, Sheffield
12th February - Gullivers, Manchester
13th February - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
14th February - The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
15th February - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
20th February - Portland Arms, Cambridge
21st February - The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
22nd February - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th February - Green Door Store, Brighton
29th February - The Louisiana, Bristol
1st March - Heartbreakers, Southampton
3rd March, Village Underground, London

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Dry Cleaning embrace earnestness in their “Viking Hair” video