Dry Cleaning / Pozi at The Green Door Store, Brighton, 28th February 2020
Despite a strictly bare minimum online presence, the buzz around Dry Cleaning is such that they are still selling out venues on their current tour and look to be headed for much bigger audiences.
Support for the evening came from London trio Pozi, an implausible yet effective stab at post-punk via the medium of drums, bass and violin, with all three band members taking vocals at points. Their sound has a feel of Buzzcocks meets Television and is certainly worth a return listen. Intriguing.
Things have moved on rapidly for Dry Cleaning, whose spoken word lyrics maintain a dark humour running throughout. Their released EPs have been snapped up and there is much anticipation for a debut album. Since their last visit to Brighton they have undoubtedly tightened up their sound and play with a more obvious confidence. With cassette tapes and handwritten lyrics clustered front of stage, there is a sense of nostalgia coupled with the contemporary structure and content of their songs that makes for quite compulsive listening and viewing. It’s going to be interesting to see what path they take next; they certainly had the crowd in the palm of their hands here.
Words and photos by Siobhan
2nd March 2020