Dry Cleaning

The 20 best debut albums of 2021

Essential records from another turbulent, yet tremendous year for new music

Japanese Breakfast, Little Simz, St. Vincent and more get Rough Trade-exclusive vinyl pressings

“Rough Trade record shops have played a huge role in our musical lives,” list-toppers Dry Cleaning said

Watch Dry Cleaning perform ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’ on ‘Fallon’

It was the 4AD-signed four-piece's first US TV performance

Nadine Shah, John Grant and Django Django to headline Deer Shed 2022

Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, Katy J Pearson and more are also set to appear

Dry Cleaning, Nova Twins and more to support Sleaford Mods on UK tour

Goat Girl and Billy Nomates are also along for the ride at select shows

End Of The Road Festival 2021 review: despite difficulties, this miracle event turns back the clock

The atmosphere at Larmer Treet Gardens is truly pandemic-defying

Dry Cleaning reveal two new tracks from standalone double A-side single

The two new tracks were recorded in the same sessions as acclaimed debut album 'New Long Leg'

The best debut albums, EPs, mixtapes of 2021 (so far)!

Despite another wonky year, these rising artists have made essential first statements

Standon Calling 2021 to go ahead at full-capacity: “We are incredibly grateful”

Arlo Parks, Yard Act and more have joined the line-up

The best albums of 2021 (so far!)

Here are the records that have brightened up our year so far