Dry Cleaning are building to the release of their debut EP Sweet Princess, which comes out next Friday August 16th. This week they've shared 'Goodnight', a song that shows their post-punk influences and their own totally idiosyncratic style. We are told by singer Florence Shaw about 'Goodnight':

"The lyrics are a mixture of inner monologue, YouTube comments describing memories of songs, and phrases collected from adverts on TV... the YouTube comments represent strangers sharing poignant memories. The phrases from ads suggest our bodies are naturally disgusting, that we ought to work harder, and that our relationships might fail. Goodnight is partly about feeling fed up with these ideas, and partly about feeling uplifted by openness on the internet.”

The EP's titular Sweet Princess is mentioned in 'Goodnight' when Shaw says goodbye to her beloved cat who has passed after 17 long years of life - just a sample of the slightly unusual thoughts that is stuffed into the song. Elsewhere you'll hear about spitting cum onto Travelodge floors and musings about stacking the odds of love perennially in your favour. Shaw's monosyllabic sing-speaking allows these combination of images to flow out unheeded, sometimes getting a little fiery when swearing at imagined attackers, but mostly remaining disturbingly level-headed. The stresses wrought by her neuroses are sharpened by Dry Cleaning's taut instrumental, which pushes and pulls, contorting the mood of the song all over the place brilliantly. Check out 'Goodnight' below.

Dry Cleaning's debut EP Sweet Princess is out next Friday, August 16th, and can be pre-ordered here. Catch them at these dates:

08.08 - Prince Albert, Brighton
09.08 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10.08 - O2 Academy, Leicester *
16.08 - Green Man Festival, Breacon Beacons
21.08 - Shacklewell Arms, London
22.08 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
23.08 - YES (Basement), Manchester
24.08 - Future Yard Festival, Birkinhead
19.10 - Simple Things Festival, Bristol
20.10 - SWN Festival, Cardiff

* with Bodega