Lush Blind Spot EP on 10" Vinyl
First New Material Since 1996!
The Blind Spot EP marks the first new music from Lush in twenty years, and the first the band has released since their single "500 (Shake Baby Shake)," taken from their last album Lovelife, in July 1996. The four tracks were recorded in the summer of 2015 with Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys).
Talking about the recording of the EP, Miki Berenyi commented: "It certainly took sometime to come together, but once we were in the studio, everything came together incredibly quickly. It was great fun! It's been a long time since I've written Lush lyrics, and I realized early on with this EP that what I wrote about then is not what I feel comfortable writing about now. My perspective, and what is close to my heart, has changed, and I think that's conveyed in the songs."
Bassist Phil King added:"I know I'm biased, but I work for a music magazine and so much of the music I hear played in the office sounds non-descript or derivative. Emma has this way of writing unusual chord changes and manages to weave lovely melodies over the top, and it immediately sounds distinctive, like Lush."
Signed to 4AD in 1989, over the course of three full-length albums, an early mini-album and a number of EPs and singles, Lush went on to sharpen their pop sound, outliving and outgrowing the 'scene' with which they were initially associated.