Following the critically acclaimed 2021 release of Top Ten album ‘New Long Leg’, Dry Cleaning return with ‘Stumpwork’, exclusively pressed to transparent vinyl with mirrorboard sleeve, limited to 1500 copies and hand-numbered to order. Each copy will come with a unique piece of the original ‘Stumpwork’ master tape.
The band returned to rural Wales in late 2021 working from a position of trust in the same studio and with the same team, imposter syndrome and anxiety was replaced by a fresh freedom and openness to explore beyond an already rangy sonic palette, a newfound confidence in their creative vision.
Stumpwork was inspired by a plethora of events, concepts, and political debacles, be they represented in the icy mess of ambient elements reflecting a certain existential despair, or the surprising warmth in celebrating the lives of loved ones lost through the previous year.
Surrealist lyrics are as ever at the forefront – but there is a sensitivity now to the themes of family, money, politics, self-deprecation, and sensuality. Furious alt-rock anthems combine across the record with jangle pop and ambient noise, demonstrating the wealth of influences the band feed off and their deep musicality.
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on October 21st 2022. All images for illustrative purposes