Friday, September 02, 2005


Having spent some time last month lamenting that the Accepted Pop History seems convinced that Pulp have more in common with Oasis than they did with Lush, it's heartening to discover via AngryRobot that Miki Berenyi has made her first musical appearance since her band came to its heartbreaking end:

reading through the archives of Robin Guthrie's blog, I see that Miki has provided lyrics and vocals to "Smile," a track on the new Flat 7 album, Lost In Blue. Flat 7 is the solo project of Cocteau Twins alumni Mitsuo Tate. "Smile" appears in two versions on the album, a "2005 Mix" and a "Robin Guthrie Remix," featuring the man himself on guitar. Nobody should be surprised that the song sounds like a Lush outtake. The album itself seems only to be available from Japan, with no current ability to purchase it via the Flat 7 site.

It's hardly three weeks at the London Astoria, but we've always felt the loss of Miki's voice and attitude to the British music scene and hope this might be a hint of more to come.


Anonymous said...

Just to be clear...

As I mentioned in the last paragraph of my post, the Possessed CD, for which "Smile" was originally recorded, appears to have been released in 2000. So this is definitely not new work or a comeback from Miki.

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

Oh, admittedly - but that's still about five years more recent than what hitherto was considered to be her most recent visit to a recording studio - Stakhanovite compared with Kate Bush's output...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... The second time I've read the word 'stakhanovite' in relation to Kate Bush today.

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

Hey, if you spend your time when you should be working on Friday reading Popbitch, what do you expect...

Anonymous said...

Ooof! So, what _is_ Wendy James up to these days?

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