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With the amazing news that
Lush is reforming, there has been a flood of press articles,
social media activity and news from the band itself which I
cannot keep up with, so I'm no longer able to
keep this website current. (I'm
too busy celebrating the return of Lush!).
Hopefully this website can at least serve as a reference for the
story of Lush up to the time of the reunion
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September 28, 2015
L U S H I
S B A C K !
September 28, 2015, 8:00 am:
away for ages and ages, but we’re really excited to
announce that we’re finally ready to reform as Lush.
For all the fans who have been pestering us to do
this: thanks so much for your patience and support!
We wish it could have been sooner but, for many
years, it was just too painful to contemplate
without Chris, and then all kinds of life-changing
commitments made it impossible. Now, at last, the
three of us are in the right place at the right time
to play music together again.
our return, 4AD will be putting out a vinyl edition
of our ‘best of’ compilation Ciao! (limited copies
will be coloured red) and a box set of (very nearly)
everything we ever released along with a selection
of rarities, sessions and demos. We'll be playing
the Roundhouse in London on 6 May 2016 – tickets
will go on sale at 9am on 30 September – so you've
got plenty of time to regrow your shoey fringe.
Chris's old friend from back in the day, Justin
Welch (Elastica), will be on drums. There’s more
information to come, so please keep in touch…
love, Miki, Emma and Phil
More info on Reissues and New Shows
September 28, 2015
6 Music airs a
brief interview with Miki about the just-anounced reunion.
September 22, 2015
Ola's Kool Kitchen radio show airs a
truly interesting interview with Phil. Its in three parts
and he discusses Lush in the second part.
magazine features a
page tribute to Lush, including new in-depth interviews with
Miki and Emma. Available in print only:
May 7, 2015
||Miki on stage
again, together with Phil and The Jesus and Mary Chain,
this time at the Roundhouse in London - the same venue where it
turns out Lush will perform exactly one year later!
April 29, 2015
the Radar publishes an interview with Emma and Miki on "The
1994 Album Split"
April 28, 2015
the Radar publishes an interview with Emma and Miki on "The
1996 Album Lovelife and the Last Days of the Band"
Back in 2007, Under the Radar
published Miki's first interview in 10 years (see below), a big
event at the time for Lush fans!
November 24 , 2014
Miki on stage together with Phil for the
first time in 18 years, at the Troxy in London.
Miki sings Just Like Honey with The
Jesus and Mary Chain, which Phil has been a member of for
(Miki confirmed it was the 24th, not the 19th
as labeled on the 3rd clip)
September 23, 2014
ghostlifeghostlife blog publishes an extensive
"Split 20th Anniversary" interview with Miki, Emma, AND Phil.
This is seriosuly one of the best Lush
interviews I've ever seen, great questions and great answers!
July 7, 2014
Miki appears at a
reading for David Quantick's book “Memoirs
Of A Shoegazing Gentleman” at
London. Phil and Emma are in attendance also.
22 Minutes, Miki starts at 2:30. Between
readings, it kind of turns into a full on-camera interview of
September 26, 2013
Miki and Emma
attend the book launch for "Facing
the Other Way: The Story of 4AD" (Amazon
Rough Trade East.
Facebook page has tons of great photos from the event, see
if you can spot the Lush members.
June 13, 2013
participates in a discussion of the album Parallel Lines
by Blondie with Lucy O'Brien on June 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm in London,
for Rock's Back Pages Albums Club at
The Idler Academy.
(a US technology website, of all things!)
publishes a wonderful
look back at Spooky by
May 10, 2013
Miki appears on stage with the band
Hard Skin to sing "You Still Here?"
As far as I know this is the first time Miki
sang publicly since Lush!
The introduction to Miki starts at 3:40.
She's holding the lyrics and a band member tells her "Nevermind
the lyrics, just swear!" In fact Miki didn't tell her mom about
this video because of the swearing! But it turns out her mom
entry below for Miki's comments on recording the song and the
significance of this band for Lush fans.
||The punk band
Hard Skin releases a new album "Why
Do Birds Suddenly Appear" which includes guest vocals by
Miki Berenyi on track 3, "You Still Here?".
A note from Miki when she recorded the vocals,
back in the summer of 2012:
Just wanted to let you know that I did
a vocal on a rather unlikely recording the other day. One of
the last things Chris played drums on was Hard Skin - a punk
band. They've just done a record and have a 'female' version
with women singing, and I'm one of them. It was very
hilarious - and I had a very good time singing it, but it's
about as far away from Lush as you could possibly get (sort
of) and has a hell of a lot of swearing on it!
(Mysterious Skin) has released an ongoing series of e-books "The
First Time I Heard..." and three of the volumes include
essays by the members of Lush:
IV: The First Time I Heard The Smiths
(Miki Berenyi) released August 7, 2012
Part III: The First Time I Heard David Bowie
(Phil King) released July 2, 2012
Part I: The First Time I Heard Joy Division /
New Order (Emma Anderson) released June 12, 2012
(Please note these links are for the US
read the essays and they are all absolutely brilliant (no
exaggeration). I highly recommend all three e-books.
Concequence of Sound website publishes a brand new in-depth
interview with Emma Anderson.
Concequence of Sound website publishes
look back at Lovelife on its 16th anniversary.
RRR 102.7 FM
in Melbourne airs an interview with Miki and Emma (recorded
March 10th) on the 'The
Golden Age of Piracy' program's "Formative Five" segment,
where they discuss 5 songs that influenced their music. This was
Miki's first radio interview in 15 years!
For a brief time the interview can be heard on the
Publicity website (look for the "RiSH Radio streaming player
on the right side of the page).
||The Delusions of
Adequacy website has published an
interview with Seinking Ships which includes several
comments from Miki.
Seinking Ships long-awaited debut LP 'Museum Quality
Capture' with 3 tracks featuring the vocals of Miki Berenyi,
is released today by
S-Curve Records. The CD can be previewed and ordered on
Amazon and one of the tracks with Miki is available as a
free MP3 download:
VPME Music Blog has published a
new interview with Emma, Miki and STEVE, on the 20th anniversary
of the Mad Love EP.
a new rock music and pop culture website, has just published a
re-appraisal/appreciation of Lush for the 20th anniversary
of the Mad Love EP, with quotes from Miki and Phil.
cover story "Where
are they Now" which includes Lush on the cover, features a
small section on Miki Berenyi in which
she talks about the transition from
being in a band to an office job.
||The German label
Edition 59 is re-issuing a hard-to-find 1987 single by
Apple Boutique, a band which featured Phil King on
vocals. Only 59 numbered copies on 3" CD singles will be issued,
January 10, 2010, reviewed at
||The music video
Rock Band 2
Sweetness and Light as a downloadable song.
That's the second Lush song on RB2, both written by Emma.
Seinking Ships has released some new songs from their
upcoming long-awaited LP on
MySpace, including two tracks with Miki Berenyi on vocals (You
Didn't Love Me and Digging His Own Hole). The new
songs are great and Miki sounds fantastic, as if a day hasn’t
gone by since Lush. She's still got it!
||The music video
Rock Band 2, which includes De-Luxe,
is released in North America for the Xbox 360. Release on the
Wii, PS2 and PS3 is scheduled for later this year. The original
Rock Band game sold several million copies.
||An update from
on their debut LP, for which Miki recorded vocals more than a
"The album is recorded and sounds great. We are working out
the details with the lab."
||Phil has done an
excellent and very in-depth new interview for the
VPME Music Blog
||Emma has done an
excellent new interview for the
VPME Music Blog.
||Miki Berenyi has
kindly offered to contribute her reminiscences of touring with
Lush to this website, in the new
Miki's Reminiscences page. Her accounts are an essential
part of Lush's history, and in typical Miki fashion they are honest, fair, eloquent, personal, humorous, and
just plain great reading!
|Miki, Emma and Phil
meet at 4AD's offices to discuss Lush reissues! Nothing is
official or certain at all, and its unknown if this will be the
"box set" that has been talked about for years, but it does
sound very likely that something will happen. And just the idea
of Miki, Emma and Phil all getting together for a meeting at 4AD
is very exciting!
||Miki has done a new
interview for the
VPME Music Blog. She answers many more long-standing
questions. And once again her honesty, eloquence and humor shine
through. This superb interview is a must-read for all fans of
Lush. And there's a second part coming next week... Update:
Part 2 of the interview is now available, with many
never-before-seen Lush photos from Miki's personal collection,
including her commentary for each one. Update:
Part 3 of the interview is now available, with more photos
from Miki's personal collection.
Sadly, Emma and Lisa announce that after 10 years of Sing-Sing
they have decided to "call it a day." It seems their
personal situations (parenthood, geography, careers, etc) make
it difficult to keep Sing-Sing going. However they added this
hopeful note: "Emma has some plans regarding her next
move.....2008 might have something very exciting in store."
The full announcement is available
|Dec. 14, 2007
||Miki lists her favorite Christmas
songs for the
VPME Music Blog, and its a very cool list indeed! In typical
Miki fashion, she is kind enough to include some personal
background on each song.
After 10 years of silence Miki grants
her first interview, to
the excellent US-based music publication
Under the Radar. Her eloquent, honest, dead-on responses answer
many questions Lush fans have been asking for years. Its an
absolutely brilliant interview.
||On this day, Miki
went into the
studio for the first time in several years to record vocals for 3 songs for the debut LP of the
Christopher Seink project
Seinking Ships, due out in 2008.
Update: Word is, the recording session went wonderfully (Miki's
still got it!) and the songs are being mixed.
||Phil goes on tour
with the reunited
Jesus and Mary Chain, including Coachella and
The David Letterman Show on NBC TV.