Lush had triumphant reunion year, releasing a terrific new EP and coming back to sound maybe better than ever live. Alas, it was a fleeting moment as the band announced they'd be going back into hibernation at the end of the year:

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.

Bassist Phil King had bowed out of the group's reunion just a few weeks ago. It was great to have you back, and we hope you decide to do it again someday.