The criminally underrated Lush have kicked off their return with the online release of ‘Out Of Control’ watch the video below, its the lead track from their comeback EP Blind Spot. As they promised at the end of 2015, the 4 song EP precedes their live comeback in the spring with two dates at London’s Roundhouse in May.
With its flappy handclaps-in-custard drum sound and broad washes of guitar, ‘Out Of Control’ could almost be from Souvlaki, the excellent second album by fellow reunited shoegazers Slowdive. The vocal melody, following the perfect rule of sad songs to a happy tune, is a timely reminder of the difference between nu-(nu) gaze and the real thing.
The other titles on the EP, ‘Lost Boy’, ‘Burnham Beaches’ and ‘Rosebud’, suggest the specific, personal references that helped Lush songs like ‘Hypocrite’ and ‘Ciao!’ stand apart from both the shoegaze and Britpop scenes remain.
Lush released a complete set of their previous albums, Chorus, on 4AD last year. GIITTV’s love goes to original drummer Chris Acland, who passed on in 1996. His parts will be replicated live by former Elastica drummer, Justin Welch.
The forthcoming EP was recorded by surviving members Miki Berenyi, Emma Anderson and Phil King with Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt and Jim Abbiss producing. It features the band’s first new songs since 1996 and will be available from 22nd April.
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