Lush News

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Unofficial Pre- and Post-Reunion News

August 8, 2017 Emma re-joins Twitter, with a new account, and is very active on it. Unfortunately her old account was deleted so all the posts from the reunion are gone.
July 21, 2017 A distant cousin of Miki, Japanese musician Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) releases "Mellow Waves" his first new album in 11 years. Miki wrote the lyrics for the song "The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness" and sings vocals on it.

Press:  Japan Times   Pitchfork   Billboard

The entire album can be streamed ahead of its release on NPR Music website's First Listen
The digital album can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon
CD can be pre-ordered on Amazon US.

August 7, 2016 Miki joins Twitter, after avoiding social media for many years. She initialy joined as a way to report customer service issues but was quickly discovered by fans, who she called her "little band of followers." She tweets only ocasionaly, but responds to most tweets. November 15, 2016

 

 

Official band news
during the 2016 reunion

 

 

September 28, 2015

February 11, 2016

Miki participates in an in-depth interview organized by Soundstage Events at The Others in Stoke, Newington. This took place after the reunion was announced but before any of the reunion shows. She does discuss the reunion at the end of the interview.

October 30, 2015 BBC 4 broadcasts the documentary "Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line" which includes a fantastic interview with Miki at 49 minutes.

https://youtu.be/v1vrDc2yLyE?t=49m15s  (entire documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpsdhC0r914 (Miki interview portion)

This was Miki's first TV broadcast interview in many years, recorded before the reunion was announced but aired after the accouncement.

The entries below give a good sence of the years after Lush first disbanded in 1996, with very few note-worthy events each year.
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 13, 2015 Miki participates in a discussion of fanzines in Clerkenwell, London, part of the Alternative Marga Carta Festival [PDF]
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 at  Amazon US or UK, or view it here. 
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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B97p6_otoPE

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8V-iw3jMYE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLjq-n549D8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok43eTLEDQo

(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 book reading for David Quantick's book “Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman” published by Sonic Cathedral, at The Social in London. Phil and Emma are in attendance also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H81yolUW_yY

22 minute video. Miki starts at 2:30, and between the book readings it turns into Miki's first on-camera interview in many years.

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.

Audio of the 45 minute panel discussion with audience Q&A can be heard on the BookD Podcast. Miki speaks only a few times. The book's Facebook page has some great photos from the event, see if you can spot Miki and Emma.

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. No audio or video of the event is known to exist.
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!

https://youtu.be/4NdWs1Xxotk?t=3m40s

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
(mid-month)
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. 22, 2008 This website is launched. See the Site News page for details.
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.
Oct. 11, 2007 Development of this website starts. See the Site News page for details.
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.
April 21, 2005 Resonance 104.4 FM in London broadcasts an interview with Emma on Full Circle with Mark Brady, while she was still in Sing-Sing. Emma talks about herSunbathing demo (which became a B-Side on the Sweetness and Light EP), and the early days of Lush.
February 1998 NME: "LUSH have announced their permanent split after nearly a year-and-a-half of inactivity following the suicide of drummer Chris Acland"

 

Reunion News from the band's official website (2015-2016):

This archive of official band announcements presents a good picture of how the reunion played out in public, over time.

Event announcements appear in the order they were posted by the band (oldest at the bottom), not chronologicaly - some announcements were made far more in advance than others, some shows were rescheduled, and shows were being added while the runion was ongoing.

Click on the images for a larger view.

This is an exact copy of the announcements from the band's official website. They are archived here in case the band website is ever taken down. Everything here is verbatim, with nothing changed from the original and with all links left intact.

November 15, 2016

 

 

 

[fan reaction to this news]

BAND STATEMENT

It’s been a fantastic year for Lush. We received an incredible reception to our Blind Spot EP and the three beautiful career-spanning 4AD releases, sold out two Roundhouse shows, toured North America with great success and had a ball at our European festival appearances. It’s been wonderful to revisit our old music and to create new material.

However, it is now time for us to return to our families and homes, and bring our time together as a band to a close. We offer heartfelt thanks to all our fans – this reunion would never have happened without your overwhelming support and dedication.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce that, for our last-ever performance at Manchester Academy on November 25th, Emma, Miki and Justin will be joined by former 4AD label mate Michael Conroy, bass player for Modern English. As with Justin’s involvement, Michael playing with Lush has a special significance for us as he was a very close friend of Chris’s.

November 7, 2016

 

 

[Note: Although this announcement is worded as if it came from the band, it is in fact for a release from an unrelated label, not the band’s own Edamame Records. Also, since KCRW is a public radio station, its broadcasts are freely available for re-distribution.]

LIVE AT KCRW - MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC, LIMITED EDITION CD RELEASE

We’re pleased to announce the debut release on Thoughtforms of our first live radio session in the US for 20 years for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, recorded on September 26th 2016.

The 8-track session is released in a limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies on CD in an oversize gatefold cover, with the sleeve design by Chris Bigg and photography by Martin Masai Andersen.

The CD comes with issue two of Thoughtforms magazine and Includes exclusive interviews with Emma Anderson, Miki Berenyi, Robin Guthrie, Vaughan Oliver, Steve Rippon, Jim Friedman and Audrey Riley.

Plus previously unseen promotional band photographs; unseen photography for Lush’s record sleeve designs by Jim Friedman; unseen cover designs for Lush’s Blind Spot EP by Chris Bigg and Martin Masai Andersen; and unseen photographs of the band in the studio at KCRW for their live session recorded for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

An exclusive pre-order, with the chance to win a selection of Lush goodies, is available now at www.thoughtformsmusic.com

October 26, 2016
SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BLIND SPOT PRINTS

Chris Bigg and Martin Masai Andersen have created a special limited edition print for our Blind Spot EP.

Sized A2 (420mm x 594mm), with a quality print on matt archival paper, each print will be individually numbered and signed by Chris and Martin.

The prints will be packaged in a secure postal tube.

Each print is £55.00 plus postage and packing.

To order a copy, please email info@lushofficial.com with ‘Blind Spot print’ in the subject line and we will email you with the payment details.

Postage and packing:

U.K. - First Class Signed For £7.00

Europe - Tracked and Signed For £12.15

U.S.A. (World zone 1) - Tracked and Signed For £14.45

Australia, New Zealand (World zone 2) - Tracked and Signed For £14.65

 

October 25, 2016 LIVE FOOTAGE FROM OUR SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON

Watch a professionally shot video of us performing De-Luxe and Breeze at the Roundhouse in London.

Filmed and edited by Badgerboy Productions.

https://youtu.be/H2zD3gS147g

October 18, 2016 BAND STATEMENT

We are very sad to announce the departure of Phil King from the band. As a result, we will no longer be able to appear at the Iceland Airwaves and Rolling Stone Weekender festivals - massive apologies to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us play there. We are in the process of acquiring another bass player and look forward to our final show at Manchester Academy on November 25th.

October 17, 2016
REMEMBERING CHRIS
October 9, 2016
OUR DEBUT MINI-ALBUM 'SCAR' RELEASED 27 YEARS AGO TODAY

27 years ago today, October 9th 1989, we released our debut mini album 'Scar' on 4AD. 

Octover 1, 2016
WATCH THE FULL 8-TRACK SESSION FOR KCRW

Watch the full 8-track session recorded live for Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW on Monday 26th September. 

September 26, 2016
FIRST US LIVE SESSION IN 20 YEARS AT KCRW

We played our first US live radio session in 20 years this morning at KCRW on Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley.

You can listen to the whole session here.

You can also watch videos from the session for Out of Control, Desire Lines and Sweetness and Light. 

September 24, 2016 LIVE RADIO SESSION AT KCRW

We are delighted to announce that KCRW will host our first live US radio session in 20 years this coming Monday, 26th September, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11.15am PDT, hosted by Jason Bentley.

You can also watch a live stream of the session here.

September 13, 2016
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Our North American tour begins tonight in Brooklyn at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg.

All the tour dates, including ticket details, can be found here

Our special guest on all dates, excluding Toronto and Portland is Tamaryn. 

September 6, 2016
BRIX AND THE EXTRICATED ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR MANCHESTER ACADEMY

We are pleased to announce that Brix And The Extricated will be our special guests at Manchester Academy on November 25th.

Tickets are available from the venue directly here.

 

August 25, 2016
LAST REMAINING TICKETS FOR OUR SHOW AT TERMINAL 5 IN NEW YORK

There are less than 50 tickets available for our show at Terminal 5 in New York on September 14th.

Get yours now from here. 

August 22, 2016
'ORIGAMI' 5LP BOX SET AVAILABLE FROM 4AD

4AD have added a limited number of our 'Origami' 5LP box sets to the 4AD Store.

They can be ordered from the 4AD store, alongside the 5CD Lush retrospective 'Chorus' box set and 2LP 'Ciao! The Best Of Lush' on red vinyl here.

 
August 17, 2016
GREEN MAN FESTIVAL

This Friday, 19th August, we are heading to Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons to headline the Far Out stage.

"Lush return from a 20-year hiatus (20 years too long in our opinion!) to play GM16. Their haze-filtered, bittersweet grooves will be transporting us all away to blissful harmony in Far Out.

Always one of the most interesting bands in the original unrolling of the shoegaze genre, the pioneering Lush formed in London in the eighties. Reuniting at the end of 2015, the band’s comeback shows were expectedly brilliant. This reformation is a decisively thrilling new chapter in its own right, and we're bowled over to have 'em at blooming last."

If you're heading to the festival, you can get in the mood by listening to the Green Man Playlist on Spotify here.

Visit our artist page on the Green Man festival website here.

 
August 8, 2016
LIVE STREAM FROM LA ROUTE DU ROCK

Our full set from La Route Du Rock festival in Saint-Malo, France, will be broadcast live this evening at 20.00 (UK time).

You can watch it here.

 
August 8, 2016
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

We will be on tour in North America in September.

Ticket details and information for each show can be found in the Live Dates section of our website here.

 
JUly 26, 2016
ICELAND AIRWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL

We will be appearing at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival which takes place on 2nd-6th November in Reykjavík.

Our set will be on Thursday 3rd November.

Further details can be found on the official festival website here.

 
July 25, 2016
OFF FESTIVAL IN KATOWICE, POLAND

On Saturday August 6th we will be heading to Katowice in Poland to play at OFF Festival.

Full details, including ticket information, can be found on the festival website here.

 
July 23, 2016
LUSH LIVE AT THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG FESTIVAL IN NIMES, FRANCE

Part of our performance at the This Is Not A Love Song Festival in Nimes, France, on June 4th is now available to watch online, thanks to Culturebox.

The set featured 'Desire Lines' sung in French for the first time.

You can watch it here.

 
July 14, 2016
'BLIND SPOT' EP BACK IN STOCK

Our 'Blind Spot' EP on CD is once again available at our merch store. You can order it here.

July 13, 2016
'LADYKILLERS' MAKES 'THE 100 GREATEST ALTERNATIVE SINGLES OF THE 90'S' IN POPMATTERS

Popmatters have our track 'Ladykillers' at number 77 in their list of 'The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles Of The '90s'.

July 12, 2016
LUSH AT GREEN MAN FESTIVAL

There are only six weeks to go until we headline the Far Out stage at Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons on Friday 18th August.

If you've not got your tickets yet, you can get them here.

 
July 5, 2016
OUR 'ORIGAMI' 5LP BOX SET ON 4AD IS AMONGST THE VINYL FACTORY'S TOP 10 VINYL REISSUES OF 2016

Our 5LP box set 'Origami' on 4AD makes The Vinyl Factory's list of best vinyl reissues in 2016.

"Here we have an example of Record Store Day done right: to coincide with their first tour and new material in 20 years, ‘90s shoegazers Lush lined up this stunning career-spanning box set. Spread across five colour vinyl records, the release collects their previous albums and EPs. With all of those original items either out-of-print or never previously available on vinyl, it’s is an absolutely essential reissue, and beautifully presented too."

 
July 6, 2016
LUSH TO PLAY TIMES SQUARE IN NEWCASTLE AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO MAXIMO PARK

On Sunday 31st July, we will be playing as special guests to Maximo Park at Times Square in Newcastle.

Also on the bill are Public Service Broadcasting, Teleman, Fear of Men and Warm Digits.

Tickets are available from here.

 
July 4, 2016
LUSH TO PLAY AT ZITADELLE IN BERLIN AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO PIXIES

Two weeks today, Monday July 18th, we will be playing Zitadelle in Spandau, Berlin, as special guests to Pixies.

Tickets are available from here.

 
June 29, 2016
OUR 'BLIND SPOT' EP TOPS THIS LIST OF BEST SHOEGAZE RELEASES IN 2016

Our 'Blind Spot' EP is currently at the top of this chart for 'The Best Shoegaze Albums of 2016'.

June 28, 2016
'THOUGHTFORMS', THE LUSH FAN MAGAZINE, IS NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR MERCH STORE

'Thoughtforms', the Lush fan magazine, is now available to purchase directly from our merch store here.

Issue one includes exclusive interviews with Miki Berenyi, Emma Anderson, Philip King, Justin Welch, Ivo Watts-Russell, Chris Bigg, Martin Masai Andersen, Daniel Hunt and Edd Hartwell.

Plus:
Studio photographs taken from the Blind Spot EP recording sessions
Photographs from the band’s rehearsal studio
Miki’s hand-written lyrics for tracks on Blind Spot
First official press photograph of the band with Justin Welch
Chris Bigg’s new logo presentation to the band
Outtake photographs taken from the filming of the band’s Out Of Control video
Litho printed in full colour, 68 pages, A5, with a laminated cover.

A second issue is currently in progress, and is due to be published in time for our US live dates in September.

June 24, 2016
MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG SHOW IN BROOKLYN SOLD OUT

Our show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, on September 13th is now sold out.

Limited tickets for our show the following night at TERMINAL 5 in New York on September 14th are still available here.

As previously announced, Tamaryn will be our special guest on all our upcoming North American tour dates in September, excluding Portland and Toronto.

June 24, 2016
LUSH ON FREE CD IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF MOJO MAGAZINE

Our track 'Out Of Control' can be found on the free CD with the latest issue of Mojo magazine.

You can purchase the magazine here.

 
June 18, 2016
SIDEWAYS FESTIVAL, HELSINKI

We have just taken the stage at Sideways festival in Helsinki, Finland, on the Park stage.

This is a secret show for us and was previously unannounced.

Our appearance at the festival marks the first time that Lush have ever played in Finland.

Further details about the festival can be found here.

 
June 14, 2016
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that Tamaryn will be our special guest on our North American live dates in September*.

The dates are as follows:

13/09 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
14/09 Terminal 5, NYC
15/09 The Royale, Boston
18/09 The Vic Theatre, Chicago SOLD OUT
19/09 Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit
21/09 9:30 Club, Washington DC
22/09 Union Transfer, Philadelphia
24/09 Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles SOLD OUT
25/09 Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles SOLD OUT
27/09 Crystal Ballroom Portland*

Both LA shows and the show in Chicago are now sold out. The Terminal 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg shows are also close to selling out, so get your tickets while you still can!

*Tamaryn will not be appearing at Crystal Ballroom in Portland on 27/09.

June 13, 2016
'SPLIT' RELEASED 22 YEARS AGO TODAY

22 years ago today, June 13th 1994, our second album 'Split' was released on 4AD.

May 31, 2016
LUSH AT THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG FESTIVAL

This coming Saturday, 4th June, Lush play the This Is Not A Love Song Festival in Nimes, France.

Lush’s set will be broadcast live on Culturebox (French Television’s cultural on-demand and online service) at 19.40 (CEST). It will then be available on demand for free for a few months.

You will be able to watch the live link here

May 30, 2016
LUSH AT PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL

Lush’s European Festival dates for the Summer begin this Friday, June 3rd, when the band play at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, headlining the Heineken Hidden Stage at 19.30.

For those who wish to attend, you can get a free ticket at the information desk on the Parc del Fòrum site, from 4 pm on the day of the concert. It will be on a one ticket per person per concert basis until full capacity is reached. Further details here.

PrimaveraPro have organised an hour-long interview with the band at 14.00, which will be hosted by Eamonn Forde from The Guardian and Music Ally in the Centre Of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). Further details here.

For further details about Primavera, visit the festival’s website here.

May 27, 2016
EUROPEAN FESTIVAL PRIZE DRAW

WIN a pair of one-day tickets to see us perform this Summer at one of our *European Festival appearances!

The full listing of our European Festival appearances this Summer can be found on our website at www.lushofficial.com/livedates.

To enter the prize draw, just subscribe to our mailing list on our website www.lushofficial.com and then email admin @ lushofficial.com with the subject line ‘Euro Prize Draw’, listing the name of the festival you are interested in attending. You’ll find the subscribe button on the homepage and also on the Contacts section.

If you are already subscribed to our mailing list and you’d like to enter the prize draw, please email admin @ lushofficial.com with the subject line ‘Euro Prize Draw’ and list the festival you are interested in attending.

*Excludes Green Man Festival

US fans, rest assured that we will also be launching a prize draw for you nearer the time of our North American tour in September!

Terms and Conditions can be found here.

 
May 26, 2016
TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FESTIVAL

We are delighted to announce that we will be playing at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF), which takes place on September 16th-18th at Fort York National Historic Site.

Tickets are available from noon tomorrow (EDT), Friday 27th May, from the festival website here.

May 17, 2016
MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY

New York! We are adding another show. It will be the first show of our North American September run and it's at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on 13th September 2016. Tickets go on sale Friday May 20th 12pm EST at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/000050ABE9307EEE

 
May 16, 2016
FIERA DELLA MUSICA FESTIVAL 2016, ITALY

Really pleased to announce that we shall we playing at the Fiera Della Musica Festival, Azzano Decimo (nr Pordenone), Italy on Friday July 1st. Also on the bill are Carl Barat and the Jackals and Telegram. See you there!

May 12, 2016
THE HEINEKEN HIDDEN STAGE, PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016

We are really delighted to announce that we shall be appearing on the Heineken Hidden Stage at Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona on Friday 3rd June.

Don't forget to get your reservation ticket at the INFO desk, capacity is limited.

http://www.primaverasound.es/heinekenHiddenStage

May 9, 2016
GREEN MAN FESTIVAL 2016

We are really pleased to announce that we are playing at the Green Man Festival in Brecon, Wales on Friday 19th August. It will be our first UK festival for 20 years. See you there! http://gmfe.st/news

April 28, 2016
FONDA THEATRE, LOS ANGELES

So, it's official - Lush at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles on September 25th. Tickets go on-sale at 10am PST on Friday: http://www.axs.com/events/309993/lush-tickets

 
April 19, 2016
PORTLAND/SEATTLE/VANCOUVER

Great news (at last). We can confirm that all our visa issues have now been resolved and we look forward to playing in Seattle at The Showbox tomorrow (20th April). Massive apologies again to the people of Portland, whose gig, we can now tell you, has been rescheduled to September 27th. Furthermore, for those of you in Vancouver, we’ve moved the venue to the lovely surroundings of the The Rio Theatre,1660 East Broadway, Vancouver V5N 1W1. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday (21st April).

 
April 15, 2016
RESCHEDULING OF PORTLAND SHOW

We regret to announce that unfortunately, due to ongoing visa issues, we have had to reschedule our Portland Crystal Ballroom show from tomorrow (April 19th) to the end of our September run, exact date to be announced tomorrow. Tickets already purchased will be honoured for the rescheduled date and refunds are available at the point of purchase. Our dates now look like this:

4/20/16 Seattle, WA Lush @ The Showbox in Seattle, WA
4/21/16 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
4/23/16 Indio, CA Coachella
4/24/16 San Fran Lush @ The Warfield in San Francisco, CA
4/25/16 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre

 
April 15, 2016
RESCHEDULING OF NORTH AMERICAN DATES

With a heavy heart, we regret to announce that our performance at Coachella this weekend as well as our show at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on Sunday April 17th will no longer happen as planned. The Warfield show will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 24th. All tickets purchased previously will be honored for this new date. All refunds will be available at point of purchase.

All other west coast shows, including Coachella Weekend Two, remain scheduled as planned.

LUSH North American Tour Dates:
4/19/16 Portland, OR @ Crystal Room
4/20/16 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
4/21/16 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
4/23/16 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/24/16 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
4/25/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

 
April 15, 2016
'BLIND SPOT' EP RELEASED TODAY

Our first record in 20 years, the 'Blind Spot' EP, is released in the UK today (22nd April in the US).

Recorded in the Summer of 2015 with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys) and Daniel Hunt (Ladytron), the EP features four tracks:

Out Of Control
Lost Boy
Burnham Beeches
Rosebud

April 12, 2016
4AD LAUNCH CHORUS LINES WEBSITE

4AD today launched their Lush website, Chorus Lines.

It features one of the most expansive band interviews ever by Martin Aston, author of Facing The Other Way: The story of 4AD.

The website also features a gallery of never-before-seen early band photographs as well as a Playlist, titled Covered Lush, which features the original versions of songs covered by the band.

You can visit the site here http://4ad.com/forewords/choruslines/

April 12, 2016
TIMES SQUARE, NEWCASTLE

We are delighted to announce that we will be playing in Times Square, Newcastle on July 31st as special guests of Maximo Park.

Tickets are available here.

March 31, 2016
LA ROUTE DU ROCK, SAINT-MALO

We are pleased to announce that we will be playing at La Route Du Rock festival in Saint Malo, France, on Sunday 14th August.

Further details can be found here.

March 24, 2016
WARM-UP SHOW LONDON

On Wednesday 30th March at 3pm, we'll be announcing details of a special warm-up show which will take place in London on Monday 11th April. You will then have first dibs on tickets for this show...our first show in 20 years! If you've not already done so, please sign up to the Mailing List to ensure you hear about this before anyone else.

 
March 22, 2016
ROLLING STONE WEEKENDER, KIEL

We are really pleased to announce that we shall be appearing at the Rolling Stone Weekender festival near Kiel in Germany over the weekend of 4th/5th November 2016.

www.rollingstone-weekender.de

March 2. 2016
ON RSD 4AD RELEASE 'ORIGAMI' - 5 ALBUM VINYL BOXSET

We know quite a few of you have been asking us about this over the last few months and we have had to keep quiet (quite difficult!) but AT LAST we can reveal this exciting news; on Record Store Day (April 16th 2016), 4AD are releasing ‘Origami’ which is a boxset containing all our five albums on vinyl. Outer artwork is, again, by Chris Bigg and all the albums are on coloured vinyl. More information here: http://4ad.com/releases/794

February 18, 1016
'OUT OF CONTROL' VIDEO RELEASED TODAY

The video for 'Out Of Control', taken from our forthcoming 'Blind Spot' EP, is released today.

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD4O20ePnXo

'Blind Spot' is released in the UK on April 15th and in the US on April 22nd.

 
February 18, 2016
FIRST PLAY OF NEW MUSIC ON STEVE LAMACQ (BBC 6MUSIC)

Steve Lamacq will playing 'Out Of Control' tomorrow (19th February) on BBC 6Music after 4pm - tune in then. In the meantime, if you would like to bag an exclusive limited edition 10" vinyl of the forthcoming Blind Spot EP before anyone else, please sign up to the mailing list now as you'll receive a priority email about where/how to purchase before anyone else.

 
February 8, 2016
FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are very pleased to announce that we are going to be appearing at OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland on 6th August 2016 and Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland on 3rd November 2016. They both promise to be really good ones. Ticket links on the tour page. See you there.

January 29, 2016
MANCHESTER SHOW MOVED

We’re disappointed to announce that, due to unavoidable personal circumstances, our show in Manchester on April 30th is going to have to be rescheduled. We’ve done all we can to avoid having to do this but, sadly, we’re just unable to make this commitment. As a result, the show is being rescheduled for later in the year on Friday 25th November 2016.

Naturally, refunds are available for anyone who cannot attend the rescheduled date. Original tickets remain valid for the new date.

Miki, Emma & Phil

 
January 25, 2016
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG FESTIVAL - NIMES, FRANCE

Pleased to announce we'll be performing in Nîmes at the This Is Not A Love Song Festival over the weekend of 3rd - 5th June. All details can be found here: http://thisisnotalovesong.fr/

January 22, 2016
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE

14th April - The Roxy Theatre, LA - http://bit.ly/20hlqXs
16th April - Coachella Festival, Indio - http://bit.ly/1QhdLnx
17th April - The Warfield, San Fran - http://bit.ly/1ZEQ1Mq
19th April - Crystal Ballroom, Portland - http://bit.ly/1nq36h7
20th April - The Showbox, Seattle - http://bit.ly/1Wyi7Js
21st April - Commodore Ballroom, Van - http://bit.ly/1Ktfsto
23rd April - Coachella Festival, Indio - http://bit.ly/1QhdLnx
14th Sept - Terminal 5, NYC - http://bit.ly/1S7Kihw
15th Sept - Royale, Boston - http://bit.ly/1Pr9Yk5
18th Sept - Vic Theatre, Chicago - http://bit.ly/1Wyirb3
21st Sept - 9:30 Club, DC - http://bit.ly/1OJ5LZL
22nd Sept - Union Transfer, Philli - http://bit.ly/1Qhe95j

 
January 19, 2016
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Delighted to announce alongside our previously announced Coachella & TERMINAL 5 shows, we're going to be playing the following:
14th April - The Roxy Theatre, LA
16th April - Coachella Festival, Indio
17th April - The Warfield, San Francisco
19th April - Crystal Ballroom, Portland
20th April - The Showbox, Seattle
21st April - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
23rd April - Coachella Festival, Indio
14th Sept - Terminal 5, NYC
15th Sept - Royale, Boston
18th Sept - Vic Theatre, Chicago
21st Sept - 9:30 Club, DC
22nd Sept - Union Transfer, Philadelphia
Tickets go on sale at 11am CST on Friday 22nd January. Links to follow.

January 17, 2016
NEW EP!

We're delighted to be able to share with you that we've recorded a brand new EP. It was recorded over the Summer and produced jointly by Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Jim Abbiss. We will be bringing you further details about the EP in the not too distant future.

 
January 10, 2016
FIRST BAND PRESS SHOT IN 20 YEARS!

We're pleased to share the first press shot of the band in 20 years, taken by photographer Gabriel Green.

January 5, 2016
COACHELLA 2016


Very happy to announce that we're playing at Coachella Festival in April. Hope to see a few of you there...

www.coachella.com

November 26, 2015
OYA FESTIVAL, OSLO

We're very happy to announce our first festival for 2016. We'll be performing at the Øyafestivalen (Øya Festival) in Oslo, Norway on Friday 12th August.

Further details here.

 
November 25, 2015
'CHORUS' IS ALBUM OF THE DAY ON BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Our upcoming 'Chorus' box set on 4AD is Album Of The Day on BBC Radio 6 Music today.

November 18, 2015
MANCHESTER ACADEMY

We're excited to unveil another UK show! We play Manchester Academy on Saturday 30th April.

Tickets will be available to purchase from 10am this coming Friday from here.

November 11, 2015
MERCHANDISE STORE

If you've not had a browse around our merchandise store yet, you can do so here. We'll be updating it from time to time and adding new products. Recent additions this week are A2 posters for both the London Roundhouse shows and the New York Terminal 5 show.

 
November 10, 2015
TERMINAL 5, NYC

We're delighted to announce that we will be performing at New York's Terminal 5 on 14th September, 2016.

Tickets go on sale Friday 13th November at 12pm EST here

November 7, 2015
CIAO! BEST OF LUSH - LP RELEASE

The first time vinyl pressing of the band’s Best Of, Ciao! is being released on 27th November as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. This first run will be limited, on double red vinyl, and will be available from your local record store.

A1. Ladykillers
A2. Single Girl
A3. Ciao!
A4. 500 (Shake Baby Shake)
A5. Light From A Dead Star
B1. Love At First Sight
B2. Hypocrite
B3. Desire Lines
B4. Lovelife
C1. When I Die
C2. Nothing Natural
C3. Untogether
C4. For Love
D1. Monochrome
D2. De-Luxe
D3. Sweetness and Light
D4. Thoughtforms
D5. Etheriel

Cat No: CAD 2K22

Further details here.

November 6, 2015
CHORUS - THE LUSH RETROSPECTIVE

Following on from the news that Lush are to reform next year, we're proud to formally announce the full details of the band’s extensive anthology, Chorus.

Over the course of a decade, Lush released three studio albums – Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996) – to growing critical and commercial success. Starting out with the mini-album Scar (1989) and releasing a string of singles and EPs throughout their career, these were used to create the compilations Gala (1990) and Topolino (1996); two albums that would ultimately bookend their story with the tragic death of drummer Chris Acland in late-1996 leaving them too grief-stricken to continue.

Twenty years on and Lush are a band long overdue celebration. Compiled by the band, Chorus will be spread over five CDs and housed in a beautiful hardbound book, designed by long-time associate and former v23 collaborator Chris Bigg.

105 tracks in total, Chorus contains their three studio albums and both singles compilations plus a wealth of previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities.

The full tracklisting can be found here.

Out on December 4th, Chorus is available to pre-order now. You can get your copy from here.

September 30, 2015
SECOND ROUNDHOUSE SHOW ADDED

Our first Roundhouse show on 6th May sold out in 6 hours so we have added a second one for the 7th May. Thanks so much for your amazing support!

Tickets are available here

September 29, 2015
ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON

Tickets for our Roundhouse show in London go on sale tomorrow at 9am from here.

September 28, 2015
REUNION 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' 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

 
 
 
 

 

 Dedicated to the memory of Chris Acland  

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