Hello Lush people - Miki here with a heads up that this site is no longer being monitored or updated. If you’d like to check out my current activities, future plans and photo-triggered reminiscences, I have a Twitter account @berenyi_miki. If you only do FB, I'll have a site for my new project later this year - will let you know once I get my act together!
If you like Lush I think you will like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bWdHWDbdh4
Manchester! See you tomorrow for our final show at Manchester Academy. Doors are at 7pm, with our special guest Brix & The Extricated on stage at 7.45pm. Tickets: https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13311621
The latest issue of Thoughtforms magazine is now available, featuring interviews with Emma Anderson, Miki Berenyi, Robin Guthrie, Vaughan Oliver, Audrey Riley, Jim Friedman and Steve Rippon. Also included are Philip KIng's American tour diary from 1996, unseen artwork by Jim Friedman, photographs from the band's recent live session for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic and unseen artwork by Chris Bigg and Martin Masai Andersen. You can order the magazine at www.thoughtformsmusic.com
The Quietus recently spoke to The Damned's Captain Sensible about his favourite LPs. Amongst them is Emma Anderson's Sing-Sing project and their debut LP, 'The Joy Of Sing-Sing'. "Who doesn't love Lush? I certainly do, and when they split I'm sure we all wondered what inventive guitarist Emma Anderson would come out with next? Amazingly the next project was even more full of sumptuous melody, but for some reason it completely disappeared under the radar. Whoever decides whether an album gets radio support or not failed abysmally with this one as The Joy Of Sing Sing is a superbly produced collection of beautifully crafted songs. I played the album virtually non-stop for a couple of years, which made Emma laugh when I confessed to her backstage at Coachella earlier this year. Lush came back for a while, which was great… but this album by Sing Sing deserves a much bigger audience. Some songwriters spend their lives attempting to write the perfect pop song - Emma and Lisa O'Neill get closer than most with 'Far Away From Love'."
For those attending our last-ever show at Manchester Academy this Friday, 25th November, doors open at 7pm and Brix & The Extricated will be onstage at 7.45pm. Tickets: https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13311621
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.
We’re pleased to announce the debut release on Lush: 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 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 Anderson; and unseen photographs of the band in the studio at KCRW for their live session recorded for Morning Becomes Eclectic. Exclusive pre-order available now at www.thoughtformsmusic.com
'Split' makes this list of 25 Albums 'That Owe Their Existence To My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ 1992-2016' in Overblown. "One of several names quickly reeled off when talking of shoegaze’s original heyday, Lush developed a more punky and Britpop-oriented sound as the ‘90s progressed. This album offers perhaps the best balance between the gazey roots of a scene spearheaded by Loveless, and Lush’s more caustic and angst-ridden direction to come".
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 [email protected] 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 and New Zealand (World Zone 2) - Tracked and Signed For £14.65
Watch a professionally shot video of us performing De-Luxe and Breeze at the Roundhouse in London. Filmed and edited by Badgerboy Productions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2zD3gS147g
Under the Radar's 'Protest Sign' auction ends tonight at 7pm (BST) with all proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society. Miki Berenyi has created a 20x16 inch white painting board/black paint protest sign for the auction, which she has signed on the reverse. UK fans can bid here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lush-Protest-Sign-/232113297734 Further details on the auction can be found here http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/under_the_radars_protest_sign_auction_for_the_american_cancer_society_2017
Under the Radar have created a 'Protest Sign' auction with all proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society. Miki Berenyi has created a 20x16 inch white painting board/black paint protest sign for the auction, which she has signed on the reverse. UK fans can bid here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lush-Protest-Sign-/232113297734 Further details on the auction can be found here http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/under_the_radars_protest_sign_auction_for_the_american_cancer_society_2017
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.