the Miki Berenyi Trio
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The Miki Berenyi Trio release first official single

The Miki Berenyi Trio, fronted by Miki Berenyi, best known as the lead singer of shoegaze icons and Britpop darlings Lush, have released their first official single Vertigo.

The track comes as the collective prepare for an upcoming U.S. headline tour with support from Lol Tolhurst x Budgie.

Completed by Miki’s Piroshka collaborators Kevin ‘Moose’ McKillop on guitar and Oliver Cherer on bass, the single’s performance video is filmed by French director Sébastien Faits-Divers in the Consortium Museum (Contemporary Art Centre) in Dijon. Watch below:

Vertigo has been part of the band’s live set for over a year and is one of the first songs they wrote together. Miki notes, “Vertigo is about anxiety and the efforts to talk myself down from the precipice – the usual cheerful stuff.” Of the recording process, she adds, “It’s a challenge to not have a drummer, and to use more programming, but the essence of the music is still guitars and melody – as it always has been, particularly in mine and Moose’s bands.”

In addition to the upcoming US tour, the Miki Berenyi Trio have announced a series of UK shows including a London headline date at The Lexington.

UK Dates

09 August – Where Else, Margate
10 August – At The Edge of The Sea Festival, Brighton
31 August – St Stephens Church, Ipswich
04 September – The Lexington, London
05 September – Heartbreakers, Southampton
07 September – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
08 September – Risers Fest, Horwich
20 September – The Piper, Saint Leonards-on-sea
19 October – Town Festival, Halifax

When the global pandemic made touring impossible, Miki spent the lockdown months writing her memoir, Fingers Crossed, released in 2022 to widespread acclaim.

To provide some musical accompaniment for a string of book events and signings, The Miki Berenyi Trio was formed.

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