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Lush - Premieres 'A Far From Home Movie' Short Film via The Criterion Channel
Lush : Premieres 'A Far From Home Movie' Short Film via The Criterion Channel
1st April 2024

Today, Lush resurfaces with The Criterion Channel premiere of a hidden-gem in their history — A Far From Home Movie, a short film created by bassist Phil King. Shared now in memory of Chris Acland, the film compiles candid super8 footage taken by King during Lush's time touring from 1992-1996. 

+ Watch A Far From Home movie on Criterion Channel +

As King wrote: "By the time I joined Lush at the end of 1991, they had already played around 190 shows in their four year career - and would go onto play another 320 or so before drummer Chris Acland's tragic and untimely death in October 1996. I would often take my trusty Sankyo Super 8 camera on tour with me - and since film was costly would try and make sure to shoot footage sparingly. Hopefully this film captures the excitement (and boredom) of being on tour - and, sadly in retrospect, I hope that it serves as a fitting memorial to a much missed by us all Chris." 

The film's release via The Criterion Channel is also accompanied by two exclusive limited-edition risograph printed A3 posters. The posters are available worldwide to pre-order for the next week only on the 4AD webstore and Lush Bandcamp. Pre-orders end on 7th April at Midnight local time. 

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Built around the songwriting talents of Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush successfully defined a myriad of 90s scenes such as shoegaze, dream pop and Britpop before they disbanded in 1998. A much-loved band who briefly reformed in 2016, recent years has seen a new, young audience fall in love with their music after discovering it via TikTok, Spotify et al.

Last year marked the momentous return of Lush's studio albums to print, with all three records released on vinyl — outside of a lavish Record Store Day career retrospective boxset in 2016, all three studio albums – Spooky (1992), Split (1994), and Lovelife (1996) – had been unavailable on vinyl since the 90s, until now. With demand high, the band enlisted renowned engineer/producer Kevin Vanbergen to help them remaster their catalogue, starting with their studio albums (with utilization of the original ½” production tapes for source material, transformed into brand new 24-bit masters that perfectly capture the thrill of the originals). 

 All three studio albums by Lush are back in print on vinyl now.

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