Lush reform to play their first live show in almost twenty years at the Roundhouse in May 2016.

Lush played their last show in Tokyo in September 1996. “The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking,” explained band member Miki Berenyi, “but we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”

Formed in London in 1988 by childhood friends Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush also included Chris Acland on drums and Phil King on bass (originally Steve Rippon, who left in 1990), and were widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers of a sound that was to be christened ‘shoegaze’.

Signed to 4AD in 1989, over the course of 3 full-length albums, an early mini-album and a number of EPs and singles, they went on to sharpen their pop sound, outliving and outgrowing the ‘scene’ with which they were initially associated. 4AD are also releasing a vinyl reissue of Lush’s best of compilation Ciao! in November, followed by a limited edition box set titled Chorus at the beginning of December.

Justin Welch, formerly of Elastica, will be playing drums for the live performances.

Support will come from Pixx on Friday 6 May & Spectres on Saturday 7 May.