Thursday, April 29, 2021

Piroshka - "Scratching at the Lid"

One of the more exciting supergroups to emerge in the past few years is back with an upcoming album. In case you don't remember, Piroshka features members of Lush, Moore, Elastica, and Modern English, so you know they already have your attention. With that pedigree, you would expect that Piroshka would be a letdown. "Scratching at the Lid" more than meets your expectations. It's a little more shoegazey than the music from their 2018 debut Brickbat, but there is still plenty of Britpop still left. Hearing a more poppy and fun sound of shoegaze is truly an interesting combination that helps set Piroshka apart aside from the members' other bands.

Bassist Mick Conroy explains the difference in sounds between the two albums:

“Brickbat was a classic first album; noisy and raucous. On Love Drips And Gathers, we’ve calmed down and explored sounds, and space.”

You can watch the video for "Scratching at the Lid" below. Love Drips & Gathers is due out July 23 on Bella Union. You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. For more on Piroshka, check out the band on Facebook and Twitter.

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