Listen to a new song by Lush, "Out Of Control" from forthcoming Blind Spot EP - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Lush | Photo by Gabriel Green | courtesy of the artist

The 80s/90s British rock band Lush recently unleashed a whirlwind of fan excitment when they announced a tour and a new EP. The band are playing Union Transfer on Thursday, September 22nd (it’s first since The Trocadero in August of 1996), and they just announced a new EP, Blind Spot, out in April.

For the unitiated, The Key’s John Vettese wrote this brief history of the band:

Lush formed in London in the late 80s as the project of singer-guitarists Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, along with drummer Chris Acland and bassist Phil King. The band launched alongside the first-generation shoegaze movement (My Bloody Valentine, etc.), and its hazy wash of psychedelic guitars on 1992’s Spooky (along with the dreamy vocal interplay of Anderson and Berenyi, and a place on the roster of 4AD Records) definitely made it seem like part of that world. But Lush continued to explore more accessible, poppier territories on 1994’s Split and by the release of their 1996 swan song Lovelive, they were very much in the realm of Britpop, modern rock, Brit rock, however you’d like to term it.

When Acland passed away suddenly in the fall of 1996, Anderson, Berenyi and King decided it was too painful to continue as a band. Not only did the members of Lush go their separate ways, they retreated from music and the spotlight altogether, until the surprise announcement last fall that they were stepping back out to the stage for the first time in two decades.

Below, listen to “Out Of Control,” by Lush.

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