Lush releasing an EP before their reunion tour, then an album
Lush aren't just reuniting for live shows and reissues. They're making new music too. Consequence of Sound points out that in the description on their recently-added show for April 30 in Manchester, the band reveals a new EP and eventually an album are in the works:
While there are plans further down the road to record an album, for now the new EP (as yet untitled, but it will be self-released) will feature four tracks, jointly written by the band's co-founders Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi. Production is being shared between Jim Abbiss and Daniel Hunt of Ladytron.
"I'm a bit anxious," Emma admits, "wondering if people will think the new record will be as good as the old." But Phil King, Lush's bassist between 1992 and 1996, has some reassuring words for her: "I know I'm biased, but I work [in picture research] 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."
Well there's something to look forward to. In the meantime, watch an old Lush video and check out the list of all upcoming tour dates below...
Lush -- 2016 Tour Dates
04/30 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
05/06 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/07 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
09/14 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5