UK band Dry Cleaning, who are currently in the U.S. playing their first shows here, have signed with 4AD. The label will release the band's debut album, which they're working on now, later this year. Stay tuned for more details.

Having released two great EPs in 2019, Dry Cleaning made their U.S. live debut on Friday at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, just hours after SXSW announced this year's festival (and the band's many appearances there) was canceled. Guitarist Tom Dowse shared the news at Saint Vitus, saying they were gonna put all the energy they were saving for Austin into this one. That felt about right. Dry Cleaning are a band of jarring juxtapositions, as Dowse, drummer Nick Buxton and bassist Lewis Maynard could be mistaken for a metal band -- there was a lot of hair flipping -- while vocalist Florence Shaw's stage presence is as dry as her spoken word delivery. It was a fun show and their first of two in Brooklyn, as they played Union Pool on Saturday. You can watch a few Instagram videos from the Union pool show below.

Dry Cleaning play L.A. this week: El Cid on Thursday, 3/12 and Echoplex on on Sunday, 3/15. They've also just announced new UK tour dates and all are listed below.

DRY CLEANING - 2020 TOUR DATES
12/03/2020 - El Cid - Los Angeles - USA
15/03/2020 - Echoplex - Los Angeles - USA
17/04/2020 - Motel Mozaique Festival - Rotterdam - Netherlands
18/04/2020 - Molotow - Hamburg - Denmark
20/04/2020 - Zukunft am Ostkreuz - Berlin - Germany
21/04/2020 - Bumann & Sohn - Cologne - Denmark
22/04/2020 - Point Ephemere - Paris - France
12/05/2020 - Chalk (supporting Girl Band) - Brighton - United Kingdom
13/05/2020 - SWX (supporting Girl Band) - Bristol - United Kingdom
16/05/2020 - Whelans - Dublin - Ireland
23/05/2020 - Sea Change Festival - Totnes - United Kingdom
13/06/2020 - Primavera Festival - Porto - Portugal
16/07/2020 - The Georgian Theatre - Stockton-On-Tees - United Kingdom
17/07/2020 - Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival - Stirling - United Kingdom
23/07/2020 - Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen - Netherlands
25/07/2020 - Deer Shed Festival - Thirsk - United Kingdom
26/07/2020 - Bluedot Festival - Macclesfield - United Kingdom
01/08/2020 - All Together Now - Waterford - Ireland
04/09/2020 - End Of The Road Festival - Salisbury - United Kingdom
02/10/2020 - Sound City Ipswich - Ipswich - United Kingdom
08/10/2020 - Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff - United Kingdom
09/10/2020 - Picture House - Sheffield - United Kingdom
10/10/2020 - The Trades Club - Hebden Bridge - United Kingdom
11/10/2020 - Ashton-in-Makerfield Library (matinee show) - Wigan - United Kingdom
13/10/2020 - The Fleece - Bristol - United Kingdom
14/10/2020 - Concorde - Brighton - United Kingdom
15/10/2020 - Electric Brixton - London - United Kingdom
17/10/2020 - The Loft - Southampton - United Kingdom
18/10/2020 - Future Days Festival - Birmingham - United Kingdom
19/10/2020 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds - United Kingdom
21/10/2020 - The Cluny - Newcastle - United Kingdom
22/10/2020 - The Caves - Edinburgh - United Kingdom
23/10/2020 - Stereo - Glasgow - United Kingdom
24/10/2020 - Yes (The Pink Room) - Manchester - United Kingdom
28/10/2020 - Rotown - Rotterdam - Netherlands
29/10/2020 - Merleyn - Nijmegen - Netherlands
30/10/2020 - London Calling - Amsterdam - Netherlands