Lush streaming new ’90s-era tour film ‘A Far from Home Movie’ on Criterion Channel

Lush: A Far from Home Movie is a new 25-minute tour film about ’90s shoegaze icons Lush. It was shot on Super-8 by bassist Phil King while the band were on tour from 1992-1996 and only recently put together as a short feature. Dedicated to drummer Chris Acland, whose death in 1996 would also be the end of the band (till their 2016 reunion), the film is streaming now on the Criterion Channel. Watch the trailer below.

“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,” Phil King says of A Far from Home Movie. “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.”

Lush have made two different risograph printed A3 poster, designed by Millie Minshall, for A Far from Home Movie which are available now via 4AD and Lush’s Bandcamp. Check those out below.

Miki Berenyi’s solo band will be touring with Lol Tolhurst x Budgie in late spring.

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