Snail Mail – Lush

Snail Mail
Lush
Release Date:  8th June 2018
Matador Records 

I like most things lush. The 90’s shoegaze band was my favourite kind of lush until I saw them bitterly play out their final show, not much ‘Sweetness and Light‘ was heard that night. The store is pretty good too (I have friends who work there or have worked there, just so you know…), and I tried my first bath bomb the other day. It was certainly neat seeing all the colours in my tub that weren’t black or grey.

And so we end up here, with another lush I like, this time the debut album from Snail Mail. A friend told me to check them out earlier this year, round about the same time YouTube was spitting ad after ad for the album at me. Those adverts talked about this being the future of indie rock or something, and it’s not that. But it’s certainly lush in the present of indie rock.¬† Continue reading

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Lush – Manchester Academy

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In 2016, Lush, not the soap shop, reunited to play a series of live shows, with Manchester set to be the first in April. Unfortunately this show was delayed, and the Manchester show in November ended up becoming the last show, with bassist Phil King (pictured above, to the left, the far left) already long gone. Hello Lush, goodbye Lush, sweetness and light never lasts long. Continue reading