London supergroup Piroshka (made up of members from Lush, Elastica, Moose and Modern English) have announced the release of their second studio album 'Love Drips And Gathers'.
The record – named after a line in a Dylan Thomas poem – is the follow-up to their 2019's debut Brickbat, and was inspired by love, family, belonging, memory. It will be out on July 23 via Bella Union. Pre-order your copy here.
The four band members are former Lush vocalist/guitarist (and former redhead) Miki Berenyi, former Moose guitarist KJ "Moose" McKillop, Modern English bassist Mick Conroy and former Elastica drummer Justin Welch.
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.”
The way Love Drips And Gathers changes shape and dynamic is less a reprise of nineties Brit indie than a transformation into a more shivery, Euro-mantic version with glistening electronic filigrees.
The band have also shared their new single “Scratching At The Lid”, take a listen below the album's tracklist.
Love Drips And Gathers Tracklist:
02. The Knife Thrower's Daughter
03. Scratching At The Lid
07. Echo Loco
09. We Told You