Monday, September 28
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.