This Lush article was written by Nairomi Alice Eriksson a GIGsoup contributor
After almost twenty years 90’s band Lush are not only reforming but playing a return-show at the Roundhouse in Camden on May 6th next year.
Formed in London in the late 80’s, the band quickly gained success as one of the first creators of the “shoe gazing” genre, during their less than ten year career they released three studio albums and toured the world before drummer Chris Acland committed suicide in October 1996. The band officially announced their break up in early 1998 but declares that they’re now ready for a comeback
In a letter posted on their newly created Facebook page they state that “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.” They also announce that Elastica-drummer Justin Welch will join them at the Roundhouse.
Lush signed with record label 4AD in 1987. In a statement released today 4AD revealed that they’re releasing the groups best-of compilation ‘Ciao!’ on vinyl in November, as well as a limited edition box-set including albums, singles and “previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities”. The box-set titled ‘Chorus’ is designed as a hardbound book by graphic-designer Chris Bigg and will be available in early December.