Wednesday, September 30

May 6 Date is Sold Out - 2nd Date Added

Lush's show date at London's Roundhouse, May 6th, is Sold Out after 6 hours! 

Due to the quick sellout for the show a 2nd date has been added for Lush at the Roundhouse. Tickets on sale now→

As of this writing there are still tickets available for the 7th.

What lies in store further down the road of the just announced Lush tour remains to be determined, but it does seem clear that there's more to come including an all but certain comment that there will dates in the States as well. Stay tuned. What still seemed like a very unlikely dream up to a few months ago is now happening. Lush is alive again!

Tuesday, September 29

Monday, September 28

Miki Talks About LUSH Reunion

LUSH ARE BACK and playing The Roundhouse on May 6th! Hear Miki Berenyi telling @elizabethalker more:

Chorus: New Expansive LUSH Anthology Announced

From 4AD record label:

With almost twenty years having now passed, Lush are a band long overdue celebration. Coinciding with the news that the remaining members are to reunite next year, the complete Lush anthology fans have long been asking for is finally here. Spread over five CDs and housed in a beautiful hardbound book (designed by long-time associate Chris Bigg), Chorus consists of all three studio albums, both singles compilations and a wealth of previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities. The limited edition box set will be released at the beginning of December, dependent on territory, and preceded by the worldwide vinyl reissue of Lush’s ‘Best Of’ compilation Ciao! in November. Lush have today announced details of their first live show in almost twenty years, playing London’s Roundhouse on 6th May 2016, with further worldwide dates to be announced shortly. Tickets are available here from 9am on Wednesday (30th).

Formed in London in 1988 and centered around childhood friends Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush expertly fused melody and guitars; a sound that was christened ‘shoegaze’ well after they released their first records and a scene they outgrew with the sharpening of their pop sound with each release. Over the course of a decade, the band released three studio albums – Spooky (1992), Split(1994) and Lovelife (1996) – to growing critical and commercial success. In addition, they also put out a mini-album Scar (1989) and a string of EPs that were used to create two compilations, Gala (1990) and Topolino (1996), two albums that would ultimately bookend their story. After the sad death of founding member Chris Acland in late-1996, the band were left too grief stricken to continue, calling time shortly after.

They're Back! LUSH Announces Reformation

Quite possibly the best shoegaze band of all time, nay, dare I say in the history of the entire universe, is getting back together. The span of time has not squelched the tones of their etherial superblast and the legendary intrigue of this band. And today I’m proud to present them back to you and the nations, the one, the only… LUSH!

(via Lush reunite for first gig in almost 20 years | NME.COM)

Shoegaze band Lush have confirmed their first live show in almost 20 years. 
The band, who split in 1998, will reunite for a gig at London’s Roundhouse on May 6, 2016. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (September 30) at 9am. 
Lush formed in London in 1987, releasing their acclaimed debut ‘Spooky’ in 1992. Their last live show took place in Tokyo during September 1996.

Members Emma Anderson, Miki Berenyi and Phil King will reunite, with Elastica’s Justin Welch playing drums in the place of Chris Acland, who died in 1996.

“The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking,” Berenyi said of the news, adding, “but we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”

Lush have confirmed that a world tour will be “announced shortly”.

The band’s label 4AD are also reissuing their 'best of’ compilation 'Ciao!’ on vinyl in November, followed by a five-disc box set titled 'Chorus’ in December.


Tuesday, September 8

LUSH's Last TV Appearance - Sep 8, 1996

It was September 8, 1996, on this blogger's birthday, that Lush appeared on First Cut in San Francisco. It was 19 years ago...

This is Lush's very last TV appearance, with a brief interview and a performance of Ladykillers and 500 (Shake Baby Shake). It was recorded the day after their show at the Fillmore.