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Lush: Japanese Whispers

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 18 March 1989

A RUSH OF BLOOD? Lush are nearly as good as their name, which is high praise indeed. ...

Pale Saints, Lush: Warehouse, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 9 December 1989

Saint Errant ...

Lush For Life

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 3 March 1990

After all the hype surrounding Lush, their new Mad Love EP was bound to come under scrutiny. But, says John Robb, its mixture of cunning ...

Lush: Dear Students (Won't You Come Out To Play?)

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 27 October 1990

Right now, a thousand acne strewn depressives are bustin' pimples to Lush's cool bedsit beat. But are they the ultimate student band or just the ...

Lush: Fire Lighters

Report and Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 3 November 1990

"I DON'T like words," says the erstwhile centre of attention with the shock of bright red hair. "Why?" Inquires the journalist querulously. "Oh, I'm gonna ...

Lush: Tubular Belles

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 26 October 1991

Are LUSH the new Mike Oldfield? Does the old Mike Oldfield reckon his fans are "twats"? Is STEVEN WELLS picking on their gurly petal rock ...

Lush: Spooky (4AD/All formats)

Review by Betty Page, New Musical Express, 18 January 1992


Lush: Spooky

Review by David Cavanagh, Select, February 1992

HOW ON EARTH would you explain Lush's sound to aliens from another planet? Well, realistically, of course you wouldn't. You'd run away shouting "Aliens! Aliens!" ...

Lush: Hazy Daze For The Scenesters

Profile by Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 2 February 1992

Just about the only thing happening in British indie music last year was a rash of blurry, neo-psychedelic bands known as 'shoegazers' or The Scene ...

The Witch Report

Report and Interview by Betty Page, New Musical Express, 9 May 1992

HIPS, LIPS, TITS, POWER! Meet the new breed of enchantress, the spell-binding women who are taking the male bastille and giving it some earthily female ...

Lush: Spooky (4AD/Reprise); Ride: Going Blank Again (Reprise)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, June 1992

VISIONARY ART or nouvelle junk food? Perfect masters of evocative soundscapes, Britain's Lush and Ride can create a mood quicker than you can dim the ...

Lollapalooza 2: One Nation Under a Groove

Report by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 15 August 1992

It's Glastonbury on wheels, a mobile Reading, the lovechild and legacy of ex-Jane's Addiction frontman and all-round chap, Perry Farrell. It's LOLLAPALOOZA, in its second ...

Lush: From Despair to Mayfair

Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 4 June 1994

Beneath the all-quaffing, lager-frenzied, dreamy-weamy indie muso LUSH there's a band bristling with resentment, heartbreak and anger. Visiting MIKI BERENYI's nightmare childhood and EMMA ANDERSON'S ...

Lush: Manchester University

Live Review by Simon Warner, The Guardian, 8 June 1994

CHALLENGED TO a drinking contest by their support band, noise merchants Blessed Ethel, Lush claimed they had chosen the easier option by returning to the ...

Lush: Automobile For The People

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 18 June 1994

LUSH are back! Cue multiple VATs and strawberry daiquiris. But no! Lush's hard-drinking, hard-socialising days are behind them. They've gone all introspective and solemn. And, ...

Lush: Singled Out

Interview by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 20 January 1996

In 1990/91, LUSH were the original Female Fronted Rock Band, godmothers of Sleeper, Elastica and Echobelly, all spiky guitars and Oxfam glamour. Then Suede and ...

Lush: Brighton Beach, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 11 March 1996

Two trumps for a busted Lush ...

Lush: Britpop Bondgirls Bash Bonehead Badboys

Profile and Interview by Susan Whitall, Yahoo! Internet Life, 26 August 1997

WHILE MUCH IS made of such supposed role models for young girls as Alanis Morissette, a young woman whose deeply personal songs are co-written by ...

4AD Records: Labelled with Love

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, Classic Pop, November 2013

A new book, Martin Aston's Facing The Other Way, tells the story of a label that scored just a single number one hit during the ...


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