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Ex-Lush, Elastica band Piroshka announce debut album, tour dates

By | Published on Wednesday 7 November 2018


Lead by former Lush frontwoman Miki Berenyi, with ex-members of Elastica and Modern English among their line-up, Piroshka have announced that they will released their debut album, ‘Brickbat’, next year.

The band emerged out of Lush’s short-lived reunion in 2015 and 2016. For those reunion shows, Elastica’s Justin Welch replaced drummer Chris Acland, who died in 1996. Then, when bassist Phil King quit in 2016, Modern English’s Mick Conroy joined in order for the band to play one last show before splitting up again. They then completed the line-up for new outfit Piroshka with Berenyi’s partner KJ ‘Moose’ McKillop.

Rehearsals for that final Lush show sowed the seeds of the new band, explains Welch: “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”.

Conroy adds: “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”.

What’s happened is that they’ve gone and recorded a whole album together and will tour the UK next March. There’s also a show at The Lexington in London on 27 Nov, but that’s already sold out.

‘Brickbat’ is set for release through Bella Union on 15 Feb, with first single, ‘Everlastingly Yours’, out now:

And the tour dates are as follows:

29 Mar: Manchester, Soup Kitchen
30 Mar: Glasgow, Stereo
31 Mar: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
4 Apr: London, Oslo
5 Apr: Cambridge, Portland Arms
6 Apr: Bristol, Rough Trade