Phil King (born Philip King, 28 April 1960, London) is an English musician, best known for being the bass guitarist in Lush.
He joined Lush in 1992 (replacing Steve Rippon) before their second album Split. In a 2008 interview with Von Pip Musical Express, King recalled how he joined Lush. "Miki called me up at work. I was a picture researcher at the NME at the time. I remember having read in the paper the story that Steve was leaving. We arranged to meet up in the not-that-famous-at-the-time pre-Britpop “The Good Mixer” in Camden Town. I lived just round the corner... We of course all got very drunk ...and I was in the band". He adds, "It was a bit of an eyebrow raiser – but also a bit of a relief really – that they didn't even want me to do an audition. In retrospect it made sense, as the most important thing when you're stuck together with someone 16 hours a day is that you get on pretty well".
Lush was added to the Lollapalooza roster in 1992 by its organizer, Perry Farrell, the Jane's Addiction/Porno for Pyros frontman, who personally requested them for his new tour program. King said, "touring America that year was the most amazing thing for me. We had a tour bus, great audiences, and drove the length and breadth of the country". The 1992 Lollapalooza tour also featured The Jesus and Mary Chain. King was with Lush until they officially announced their breakup on 23 February 1997.