Dry Cleaning announce Swampy EP, share two songs

“Swampy” and “Sombre Two” were recorded in the sessions for their 2022 sophomore album, Stumpwork.

February 14, 2023
Dry Cleaning announce <i>Swampy</i> EP, share two songs Max Miechowski

Dry Cleaning have announced Swampy, a forthcoming, five-song EP. The news comes with the tape’s first two singles: the skronky, contemplative title track and the menacing, vocal-less slow burn “Sombre Two.” Both cuts come from the sessions for the South London post-punk quartet’s sophomore album, Stumpwork, which arrived in October 2022.


“These two songs… were recorded in the Stumpwork sessions and they feel like good companions to us,” Dry Cleaning write in a press release. “They share a dusty, desolate, and spacey atmosphere. On the eve of this release, we have been touring through the southwest U.S., where these songs feel at home in the arid, Mars-like landscape of the Arizona desert.”

The rest of Swampy EP, due out March 1 via 4AD, comprises alternate versions of two Stumpwork songs — a Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul remix of certified Song You NeedHot Penny Day” and a Nourished By Time remix of “Gary Ashby” — and a demo of a previously unreleased track, “Peanuts.”


Watch the fish-filled visualizers for “Swampy” and “Sombre Two,” check out the Swampy EP’s cover art and tracklist, and view Dry Cleaning’s upcoming European tour dates below.

Swampy EP artwork
Dry Cleaning announce <i>Swampy</i> EP, share two songs
Swampy EP tracklist

1. Swampy
2. Sombre Two
3. Hot Penny Day (Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Remix)
4. Gary Ashby (Nourished By Time Remix)
5. Peanuts (Demo)

Dry Cleaning 2023 European tour dates

February 14 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
February 15 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall
February 17 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
February 18 - Leeds, UK - Stylus
February 20 - Liverpool, UK - Invisible Wind Factory
February 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
February 22 - Sheffield, UK - The Foundry
February 24 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
February 25 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
Sun. Feb. 26 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
February 28 - Cardiff, UK - Tramshed
March 1 - Brighton, UK - Chalk (SOLD OUT)
March 3 - London, UK - Roundhouse
March 13 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
March 15 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand
March 16 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
March 18 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
March 19 - Groningen, NL - Vera (SOLD OUT)
March 20 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 22 - Offenbach, DE - Hafen2
March 23 - Munich, DE - Strom
March 24 - Vienna, AT - Flex
March 25 - Prague, CZ - Futurum
March 27 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
March 28- Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
March 29 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
March 31 - Rotterdam, NL - Maassilo
April 1 - Antwerp, BE - Trix

August 26 - Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, FR - Rock En Seine

Dry Cleaning announce Swampy EP, share two songs