Comeback'o'Rama: Lush -> Sing Sing

By Talia Last edited 139 months ago
Comeback'o'Rama: Lush -> Sing Sing

Just before Xmas, one of the music dungeons younger members was purusing the XFM playlist and came across an entry by Sing Sing called Come Sing Me A Song. This, they thought, was one of the most atrocious names ever and openly scoffed it until an older and wiser person told them that actually one of Lush was part of Sing Sing. This changed everything.

Lush line up

Lush were one of Britpop's longest running bands, although they remained under the radar for the population at large. Formed in 1988, they produced jangly, whimsical indie pop, gaining the greatest success with their last album and tracks such as Single Girl & Ladykillers.

Tragedy struck in 1996 with the suicide of their drummer, Chris Ackland. The band split, unable to want to continue without him.

Mid 1997, Emma Anderson, Lush's guitarist and vocalist met songwriter Lisa O'Neill. Demos with Elastica's Justin Welch were produced and Sing Sing were conceived. The band went onto release albums and EPs but 6 years later, it's their 2nd album Sing Sing and I that is getting the most attention. The dreamy Lover was picked by Steve Lamacq as Single of the Week on his 6music drivetime show last year and both XFM & Radio 2 have been supporting the group.

Sing Sing - Lisa on left, Emma on Right

Unfortunately (well not for her), Lisa has just or is about to have a baby, so there are guttingly no live dates from the band at the moment.

You can hear their dreamy pop at their My Space page (Lover is particularly recommended) and visit their homepage at sing-sing.co.uk

Last Updated 16 February 2006