Dry Cleaning announce new album Stumpwork

The British post-punk band’s second record is out in October.

June 14, 2022
Dry Cleaning announce new album <i>Stumpwork</i> Ben Rayner

Dry Cleaning have announced details of a new album and shared lead single "Don't Press Me." The song, which you can hear below, will feature on the U.K. post-punk band's Stumpwork, due via 4AD on October 21.


In a statement "Don't Press Me" is described as being "about the pleasure of gaming and the enjoyment of intense and short-lived guilt-free experiences." Vocalist Florence Shaw says, "The words in the chorus came about because I was trying to write a song to sing to my own brain, “You are always fighting me / You are always stressing me out'."


Stumpwork is the follow-up to Dry Cleaning's 2021 debut New Long Leg. It was recorded with producer John Parish at Rockfield Studios in Wales. See below for Dry Cleaning's upcoming live dates.

Dry Cleaning live

July 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
July 10 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop Bar
July 11 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
July 12 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
July 14 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
July 15 – Detroit, MI – El Club
July 16 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

Dry Cleaning announce new album Stumpwork