Often newly formed super-groups can crash and burn in the throes of high stakes and rapidly generated anticipation. Miki Berenyi (of late 80’s UK shoegaze group Lush) and her partner KJ McKillop of Moose have teamed together along with Modern English’s Mick Conroy and Elastica’s Justin Welch to create Piroshka, with their first single “Everylastingly Yours” already a staggering success and promising debut. Inspired and named after a Hungarian folktale in line of Little Red Riding Hood, Piroshka’s album, Brickbat, is set to be released on February 15th on Bella Union (founded by Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins). With stunning artwork from former Lush and early 4AD artist, Chris Bigg of 23 Envelope, there’s plenty to be enthusiastic about.
Berenyi’s unmistakable vocals in “Everylastingly Yours” swirl to great heights with dreamy guitar riffs, incorporating notes of melancholic inflections and bittersweet lyrics. The addition of horns in their track fuse together an elaborate texture of sound, growing out of their shoegaze roots into a more experimental and complex direction. As Berenyi sings “Nobody here/ Ever escapes/ With no blood on their hands”, Piroshka pummels their listener with force, eventually winding down and fading into a lingering single note intonation.
You can pre-order their album Brickbat at Bella Union’s website, available on 12″ vinyl and CD. With their London show on November 27th selling out in mere hours, those of you in the UK will want to jump on purchasing tickets for their six upcoming shows in early spring below:
03/29 MANCHESTER, UK @ Soup Kitchen [www.alttickets.com/piroshka-tickets]tickets
03/30 GLASGOW, UK @ Stereo tickets
03/31 LEEDS, UK @ Brudenell Social Club tickets
04/04 LONDON, UK @ Oslo [www.alttickets.com/piroshka-tickets] tickets
04/05 CAMBRIDGE, UK @ Portland Arms tickets
04/06 BRISTOL, UK @ Rough Trade tickets
04/25 PARIS, FR @ Backstage
04/26 AMSTERDAM, NL @ Bitterzoet
04/27 BERLIN, DE @ Privatclub
04/28 COPENHAGEN, DK @ Vega
05/01 BRUSSELS, BE @ Botanique
Image Credits: Photo by Neil Stewart.