A few weeks ago after the Ride show at Terminal 5 in New York, a bunch of friends gathered outside to discuss which previously-thought-to-be-unlikely shoegaze reunions were left to fulfill. Someone mentioned Lush, and we all just shrugged it off.
Turns out, a reunion might be soon on the way. Guitarist Emma Anderson tweeted out a very ominous but inspiring “7 days” tweet a few hours ago, and there’s suddenly a new Lush homepage and some action on a Facebook page, with new photos added today.
The new Lush Facebook page — which still has less than 500 fans — lists press contacts for the US and UK, as well as booking agents for both countries. Tom Windish, apparently, will be handling any stateside dates. So you know it’s serious.
Lush’s last album was 1996’s Lovelife, which saw them ace the current Britpop trend of the time after starting out in the early ’90s with fairly dazzling shoegaze efforts, but the band broke up two years later. Drummer Chris Acland died in October 1996. The Facebook page just lists three members: Miki Berenyi, Phillip King, and Anderson.