The great ’90s UK band Lush released three very good albums in the early- to mid-’90s (as well as one very good 1989 mini-album). Their sound veered from shoegaze to dream-pop to crunchy, catchy alt-pop, and they excelled at all of them. The band broke up after drummer Chris Acland committed suicide in 1996, and they haven’t really been given their historic due as one of the greatest bands of their era. Maybe that’ll change, though, since Lush just announced that they’ll reunite next year in London to play their first show in 20 years.
The show goes down 5/6/16 at Roundhouse, and on Wednesday, you’ll be able to buy tickets here. Former Elastica drummer Justin Welch will sit in for Acland. And along with the reunion, 4AD is planning a couple of reissues. A vinyl reissue of the band’s best-of collection Ciao! is coming out 11/27, and there will also be a limited-edition box set called Chorus is early December.
In a press release, frontwoman Miki Berenyi says, “The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking. But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”