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Piroshka Announce New Album “Love Drips And Gathers” out 23rd July via Bella Union

April 28, 2021


Announce new album, Love Drips And Gathers
Out 23rd July on Bella Union

Share video for lead track “Scratching At The Lid”

UK live dates in the Autumn

Bella Union are thrilled to announce the release of Piroshka’s stunning second album, Love Drips And Gathers, out 23rd July and available to pre-order here

The album builds on the acclaim of the band’s 2018 debut LP “Brickbat” and the reputations of the former members of Lush, Moose, Elastica and Modern English.

To celebrate the release Piroshka have shared a video for lead track “Scratching At The Lid”, directed by Connor Kinsey / Home Picture Films, and announced a number of Autumn UK live dates (see below).

One of the most gripping releases of this year! Complex and consuming rhythms emerge throughout a wild soundscape that captures so many various textures and delicate, ethereal, and slightly scratchy vocal notes. This whirling world of ardent beats and lifting synth tones just make the audience melt. Loose yourselves within the immersive instrumentation and bold lyrical journey.

Piroshka emerged in 2018, four individuals with distinct musical identities but also overlapping histories – a combination that might have unsettled, or even overwhelmed, some bands. But in their case, the bond only got stronger. After “Brickbat” explored social and political divisions by way of what MOJO described as “Forceful, driving garage songs and dream-pop epics”, Love Drips And Gathers follows a more introspective line – the ties that bind us, as lovers, parents, children, friends – to a suitably subtler, more ethereal sound, whilst still revelling in energy and drama.
“If Brickbat was our Britpop album, then Love Drips And Gathers is shoegaze!” reckons vocalist/guitarist Miki Berenyi, formerly of Lush, a band that effortlessly bridged the two genres like no other. “It wasn’t intentional; we just wanted a different focus. I’ve always seen debut albums as capturing a band’s first moments, when you really have momentum, and then the second album is the chance for a more thoughtful approach.”
Bassist Mick Conroy (Modern English) agrees. “Brickbat was a classic first album; noisy and raucous. On Love Drips And Gathers, we’ve calmed down and explored sounds, and space.”
To recap; before Miki and KJ ‘Moose’ McKillop were a couple (and parents), they were pivotal figures on the London-centric 90s indie scene. Likewise, Elastica, whose drummer Justin Welch was part of Lush’s 2017 reunion, whilst Mick had played for both Moose and – on their last ever gig – Lush.
As Lush Mark II came to an end, Justin persuaded Miki (who’d abandoned music when Lush first split in 1997) to start another band, Piroshka, which in turn reignited Moose’s own long-dormant ambitions. Whilst Justin and Miki were the dominant influence on Brickbat, this time Moose and Mick were given greater control over the production, with invaluable assistance from Bella Union’s in-house engineer Iggy.

Piroshka UK live dates:
Tuesday 2nd November – Brighton – Chalk
Wednesday 3rd November – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Friday 5th November – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Saturday 6th November – London – Garage
Sunday 7th November – Guildford – The Boileroom


1. Hastings 1973
2. The Knife Thrower’s Daughter
3. Scratching at the Lid
4. Loveable
5. V.O.
6. Wanderlust
7. Echo Loco
8. Familiar
9. We Told You

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