Piroshka is the new music project formed by members of 80’s/90’s bands Lush, Moose, Elastica and Modern English. The new super group, which was announced earlier in September has announced that their debut album, Brickbat, is on the way. Today, they have also shared the first single off the album, entitled, “Everlastingly Yours.” You can listen to the song down below.
The musicians that comprise Piroshka may be individual artists but all four members share a similar history which makes them coming together kind of perfect. Miki Berenyi, the frontwoman of the English rock band Lush started the project along with her partner, KJ “Moose” McKillop, who is the former guitarist of another English Indie-rock band Moose. The two are joined by their friends, bassist of Modern English, Mick Conroy and Justin Welch, who is the former drummer of Elastica.
The foundation of the band came from a Manchester show which was proven to be Lush‘s final show back in November of 2016. At the show, Conroy stepped in as the band’s bassist. Welch expressed that “We sounded great! Like a proper punk band, Mick brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and livens up the room, and I thought, this is the kind of band I want to be in again.” According to Conroy, he agreed by saying, “I’d seen Lush so many times, it was like playing with old friends. Miki agreed it was good fun too. And with Moose available we thought, let’s all have a bash, see what happens.”
Today, they’ve announced their debut album Brickbat, and shared their first ever single, “Everlastingly Yours.” The new song is the first single to come out of the upcoming album and for those who are familiar with the former bands may hear something familiar. The new song sounds like a mix of those bands each member once played in which will make fans happy and feel nostalgic of the past.
The meaning behind the band’s album, Brickbat, comes from the word for a missile, and according to the press release, hits the nail with the album’s “heavyweight lyrics if not the music’s gorgeous, bittersweet and euphoric pop.” Also, from the press release, is the inspiration behind the band’s name, which is inspired by a Hungarian folktale that is similar of Little Red Riding Hood. The album will be available to purchase and stream when it comes out February 15th via Bella Union. Check out the album cover and track list down below.
Brickbat track listing:
1. This Must Be Bedlam
2. Village Of The Damned
3. Never Enough
5. What’s Next?
6. Hated By The Powers That Be
7. Run For Your Life
9. Everlastingly Yours
10. She’s Unreal
Later this month, the band will perform their first live show at Lexington, in London on November 27th, it is sold out but not to worry, the London show will kick off their recently announced tour. The new six dates tour will begin Spring of next year and will see the super group performing throughout the UK and Europe. Some of the cities featured in the tour include Machester, Glasgow, Leeds, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. For the full list of dates in their European tour, check out their 2019 itinerary below.
Piroshka UK/Eu Tour Dates:
11/27 – London, UK @ Lexington **(SOLD–OUT!)**
3/29 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
3/30 – Glasgow, GLASGOW, UK @ Stereo tickets
3/31 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club tickets
04/04 – London, UK @ Oslo
4/05 – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms tickets
4/06 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade tickets
4/25 – Paris, FR @ Backstage
4/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
4/27 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
4/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
5/01 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique