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This page only covers the time period from the launch of this website in late 2007 up to the September 2015 reunion announcement. For band news during the 2016 reunion, see the Reunion page or the News page on the official Band Website.

Hopefully this site will remain useful as a reference archive for the unique story of Lush from their beginnings up to the reunion announcement. 

September 28, 2015
Final Entry
BBC Radio's 6 Music airs a brief interview with Miki about the just-anounced reunion.
September 28, 2015

Official Band Announcement:

We’ve been 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.

To celebrate 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…

Lots of love, Miki, Emma and Phil

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.
June 2015 Art Decades magazine features a superb 20 page tribute to Lush, including new in-depth interviews with Miki and Emma. Available in print only: Amazon US or UK.
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 Under the Radar publishes an interview with Emma and Miki on "The 1994 Album Split"
April 28, 2015 Under 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 several years.


(Miki confirmed it was the 24th, not the 19th as labeled on the 3rd clip)

September 23, 2014 The 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 The Social, 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 Miki!

September 26, 2013 Miki and Emma attend the book launch for "Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD" (Amazon US, UK) at Rough Trade East.

The book's Facebook page has tons of great photos from the event, see if you can spot the Lush members.

June 13, 2013

Miki 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.
May 18, 2013 The Verge (a US technology website, of all things!) publishes a wonderful look back at Spooky by Laura June.
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 loved it.

See the entry below for Miki's comments on recording the song and the significance of this band for Lush fans.

March 4, 2013 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?".

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-still-here-feat.-miki/id593776278?i=593776777
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00B1BQ9UC

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!

August 11, 2012 Novelist Scott Heim (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:

Part IV: The First Time I Heard The Smiths (Miki Berenyi)  released August 7, 2012  Amazon Kindle  Apple iTunes
Part III: The First Time I Heard David Bowie (Phil King)  released July 2, 2012  Amazon Kindle   Apple iTunes
Part I: The First Time I Heard Joy Division / New Order (Emma Anderson)  released June 12, 2012   Amazon Kindle  Apple iTunes

(Please note these links are for the US Amazon/Apple stores)

I’ve read the essays and they are all absolutely brilliant (no exaggeration). I highly recommend all three e-books.

June 29, 2012 The Concequence of Sound website publishes a brand new in-depth interview with Emma Anderson.
April 28, 2012 The Concequence of Sound website publishes a look back at Lovelife on its 16th anniversary.
March 23, 2011 Radio station 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 RiSH Publicity website (look for the "RiSH Radio streaming player on the right side of the page).
August 30, 2010 The Delusions of Adequacy website has published an interview with Seinking Ships which includes several comments from Miki.
June 8, 2010 The 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: http://bit.ly/9Cr6YI
May 16, 2010 The VPME Music Blog has published a new interview with Emma, Miki and STEVE, on the 20th anniversary of the Mad Love EP.
April 2, 2010 The Quietus, 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.
March 2010 Spin Magazine's 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.
Dec. 13, 2009 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, on January 10, 2010, reviewed at Uncut magazine.
June 23, 2009 The music video game Rock Band 2 has added Sweetness and Light as a downloadable song. That's the second Lush song on RB2, both written by Emma.
Jan. 15, 2009 Great news: 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!
Sep. 14, 2008 The music video game 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.
Aug. 15, 2008 An update from Seinking Ships on their debut LP, for which Miki recorded vocals more than a year ago:
"The album is recorded and sounds great. We are working out the details with the lab."
July 3, 2008 Phil has done an excellent and very in-depth new interview for the VPME Music Blog
June 20, 2008 Emma has done an excellent new interview for the VPME Music Blog.
April 1, 2008 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!
Feb. 2008
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!
Jan. 25, 2008 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.
Jan. 2, 2008 Major Event: 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 here.
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.
Oct. 28, 2007 Major Event: 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.
June 15, 2007 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 Eric Matthews and 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.
April 26, 2007 Phil goes on tour with the reunited Jesus and Mary Chain, including Coachella and The David Letterman Show on NBC TV.


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