Lush have confirmed that they will release new music ahead of their 2016 reunion gigs.
The band are due to play two nights at London’s Roundhouse in May next year and have just this week added a date at Manchester Academy to their plans. Lush will perform in Manchester on April 30.
In an interview published on Manchester Academy’s website the band discuss their plans to record new songs with producers Jim Abbiss and Daniel Hunt of Ladytron.
“I’m a bit anxious,” Emma Anderson of the band is quoted as saying, “wondering if people will think the new record will be as good as the old.” However, bass player Phil King is confident: “I know I’m biased, but I work for a music magazine, and I heard music all day and so much sounds non-descript or derivative. But Emma just has this way of writing unusual chord changes that manage to weave lovely melodies over the top, and it immediately sounds like Lush.”
Lush formed in London in 1987, releasing their acclaimed debut ‘Spooky’ in 1992. Their last live show took place in Tokyo during September 1996.
Members Emma Anderson, Miki Berenyi and Phil King will reunite, with Elastica’s Justin Welch playing drums in the place of Chris Acland, who died in 1996.
The band’s label 4AD are also reissuing their ‘best of’ compilation ‘Ciao!’ on vinyl in November, followed by a five-disc box set titled ‘Chorus’ in December.
Lush will play:
Manchester, Academy (April 30)
London, Roundhouse (May 6-7)