Piroshka (members of Lush, Elastica) share “What’s Next” from debut LP
Piroshka, the band featuring Miki Berenyi of Lush as well as members of Moose, Elastica, and Modern English, will release their anticipated debut album, Brickbat, on February 15 and they’ve just shared a new song from it. “What’s Next” is one of the Lush-ier songs on the record, and has one of the strongest choruses, too. The song itself is about the constant flood of bad news we get on a daily basis, with Miki belting out “We live to protest!” She tells us more about the song:
“What’s Next” started life as a guitar-and-drums demo from Justin that he’d called ‘Protest’ – the drums being inspired by the idea of a protest march. It’s one of the very first songs Piroshka worked on together. The lyrics are inspired by the shock and fallout regarding current political upheavals – how this finger-pointing and rage and blame are so damaging, how we need to get back some kind of solidarity if we possibly can because the divisions between us are playing into certain people’s hands. Funnily enough, the song was called Time’s Up when it was first recorded, but that title then got taken so we thought we’d better change it! It’s the only track on the album mixed by Alan Moulder – before we got picked up by Bella Union, we had an album’s worth of demos but we only had enough money to get one of them mixed!
The band have UK and European tour dates starting in late March. Let’s hope we get North American shows soon. All dates are listed below.
Piroshka – 2019 Tour Dates
3/29 MANCHESTER, UK @ Soup Kitchen
3/30 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