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I don't think people loved Lush for their latter day flirtation with Britpop.
They were fantastic in both eras.
Ladykillers was maybe the best single of the 90s.
I love shoegazing and twee indie from the good ol' days but Lush were really dubious quality at times - even by shoegazing standards their tiny mouse vocals were lightweight and a lot of their songs just didn't go anywhere (Nothing Natural was a total tune though and For Love was sufficiently sturdy as songs go).
It went against all logic that they would have a measure of britpop success and Single Girl was a bona fide monster of a pop song - it might be interesting then if they revisit their early material and give it some welly live. But then I'm not sure people are going to flock to see them and those that do will probably want to hear the old material played authentically so...dunno.
I like them but their reformation isn't as big news as MBV, Ride, JAMC (although they've been post reformation going for a few years) and Slowdive.
Bad grammar. Sorry.
I'm not really that excited, though I figured others would be. I don't dislike them, but they're one of the least interesting acts of the original wave.
You couldn't call any of their albums classics unlike with the other bands though.
If Lush indeed do, who's left? Not sure if The House Of Love are classified as such a band but they're another 4AD or Creation band that have got back together (again they've been back for a while on and off.) Are we missing anyone out?
Catherine Wheel, Pale Saints, and Curve are probably the only real worthwhile ones left of that era. Both are possible, though Dean's still active with whatever his Curve-lite project is.
This can't seriously be called a revival until we hear MOOSE again.
dadbod indie scene is so embarrassing these days lol
This reforming thing is all getting rather tedious. Lush were great at first. The mini-album Scar and the Mad Love ep were both really good, but they went downhill after that. Enjoyed them live the couple of times I saw them.
Saw them a few times back then, before they went all Britpop. Should've split after the Sweetness & Light compilation.
Not sure what the point of reforming is though (NB this applies to all bands)
will definitely go see them if they tour
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
they've refused for years and years to do it. If they're in a comfortable place to do it and can make a bunch of money for a year or so then good on them.
Miki looks a bit like a proper lovely mum-next-door now so I think all the horny middle aged men expecting a red-haired 90s indie bombshell will have to reassess their expectations a little.
Emma was always clearly very beautiful.
...with the Mary Chain Troxy show last year. Still a hottie.
I remember going to see Emma's band Sing-Sing when she was pregnant. Also a hottie.
and i've not but love for them.
however someone on the 4AD page needs reminding that some non-industry people don't talk in business speak.
"The limited edition box set will be released at the beginning of December, dependent on territory.. "
route. I wouldn't be surprised if they headlined one of the Field Day days.
...I'm not sure that their legacy has endured as much as Ride's has. Surely they're not going to be billboard enough for the Sunday slot at Field Day like Ride were this year? Maybe I misjudge.
Either way, I'm keen to see them as all of my mates at school went to see them play The New Cross Venue back in the day while I had to work an evening shift at my crappy job at 7-Eleven. The mental scars have not healed.
I was just thinking of Field Day as even a Roundhouse slot seems a big show for them. With the likes of Ride, MBV, JAMC reforming over the years, Lush (even though I'm a fan) weren't as big as those others I've mentioned and aren't hugely namechecked on these boards or in general. Either way, I'll try and get a ticket.
doing primavera i reckon
just coin it in at the festivals like Slowdive and Ride.
Slowdive are supposedly working on a new album in fairness.
new music as well, unfortunately.
Glasgow Oran Mor, 15 Feb 2016
Manchester Ritz, 16 Feb 2016
London Roundhouse, 17 Feb 2016
...let this be an embarrassing failure.
"I'm going to buy tickets to Kula Shaker as they've reformed" is embarrassing even without doing it.
Marion announce a 20th Anniversary of ‘This World and Body’ show at O2 Academy Islington London, Sat 05 March 2016
site for a change.
Didn't get into work until 09:10 and was worried that I'd be at the back of a Ride-sized queue, but actually that was a breeze.
that they've sold out on Songkick already.
over at the Roundhouse website. In.
try until 9.30.. Very pleased though.
Why would anyone pay good money to see them live in 2015? When there are a billion more relevant live acts to see.
I've just burnt my tickets in protest, and they haven't even arrived yet...
clearly didn't think it through.
I can guarantee you'll have more fun
check description. Not officially announced though.
sounds like there may be some backpedaling. No idea if it's being denied or just that an official statement was not supposed to go out.
no word on the album mentioned in the other link, though the details for the EP seem to match what was leaked.
My Amazon (yes, I'm evil) order currently says Arriving Sat, 19 Dec
it's been getting put back and back on sites liek Rough Trade, the 4AD site etc, and this is just the latest delayed date. i keep seeing tweets/social about cancelled orders, low stock etc. a bit of a poor show tbh.
I saw them at their Hackney Oslo warm up show a few weeks back. An excellent gig. Looking forward to The Roundhouse shows. They tend to play a lot from Split rather than Lovelife in case you're expecting all the big pop hits.
I passed on the Oslo gig but really looking forward to tomorrow ... hoping for a similar set - I loved the early stuff but kinda lost interest when they went all Britpop
Loved the Oslo show, particularly how they were both simultaneously polished/unpolished. Will be interesting to see how they jaunt around The US has sharpened them up.
Didn't realise I booked this in September, christ.
quietly hopeful it will be good, slightly concerned the crowd will just be old grumbly men like me.
Have a great night to all going tonight and tomorrow.
really tight, apart from the odd mistake.