£5.99The Lovely Eggs return with an explosive new single “I Shouldn’t Have Said That”. Lurching, reeling and spitting with anger and regret, the song perfectly encapsulates the kitchen-sink realism of a good old verbal brawl.Visit product page →
Heavier that anything they’ve done before, the track is inspired by the motoric Krautrock of Neu!, with David’s drum beats laying the foundation for a blistering, in-your-face slice of punk rock attitude and Holly’s vocals a screaming drawl, with swirling synths and distorted guitar providing an intense psychedelic squall.
“I Shouldn’t Have Said That” was produced by legendary engineer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev), flinging the resolutely DIY Eggs into a whole new world. The result is spectacular. Far more ambitious and raucous than their previous work, “I Shouldn’t Have Said That” is a blistering, searing, highly-charged punk rock number.
Released on limited edition black and white 7” vinyl and accompanied by bespoke artwork by Turner-Prize nominated outsider artist David Shrigley, the single is backed by brand new exclusive B Side “Melody For Meathead”– yet another in-your-face rant, this time taking on the nationalistic Mail-reading meatheads of Great Britain.
The Lovely Eggs have been nudging towards a heavier sound with their previous album This Is Our Nowhere, which was praised by the NME, who called them; “One of the country's most beloved underground bands.” They have built up a cult following and sold out gigs across the UK, as well as gaining support from 6 Music and Radio One. With SIX BBC 6 music sessions under their belt, Marc Riley declared their last two singles "Goofin' Around (in Lancashire)" and "Drug Braggin'" his official top tracks of 2015 and 2016.
The pair have played gigs all over the world, from scrap yards in Los Angeles to industrial estates in France. They’ve toured Germany with Art Brut, played SXSW and done a 21-date tour of America – with nowhere to stay and only a beach towel to either lie on or lie under.
They have shared the stage with Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, Young Marble Giants and The Damned. Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys produced their single “Allergies” (which came out on the Too Pure label), Zane Lowe has sampled them for Scroobius Pip, and Tjinder Singh of Cornershop remixed their single “Food.”
Release Date: 03/11/2017
£16.99Northern psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs return with a mind-melting new album. The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism.Visit product page →
Working with a producer for the very first time, Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) lends his magic dust to bring out the best of The Lovely Eggs’ explosive blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude. They create their own world and invite us to join them in Eggland. The album title is a cheeky nod to Shane Meadows’ series, This Is England. It is a comment on the current state of modern Britain.
The album is about being an outsider and doing things differently, eschewing society’s conventions as they have done. Since having their son in 2013, the pair have taken him on tour with them, racing round the UK with 2 fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window.
They have also remained in their hometown of Lancaster, despite its cultural and geographical isolation. As Holly explains; “On this album we're saying it's OK to live life differently, we're doing it and you can do it too! “Living up here in Lancaster is kind of mad. It's a bit like the Twin Peaks of Great Britain.” The town has a rich history of the witchcraft, notoriously it was where the Pendle witches were hanged”.
For the first time ever, the pair worked with a producer on the new album, welcoming in legendary Grammy award winning engineer Dave Fridmann to their world. “We received an email from Dave Fridmann. He had got our answerphone message, listened to our stuff and wanted to work with us. It was just totally bizarre!” The album was self-recorded at Lancaster Musician's Co-op and the Eggs’ own house. Dave Fridmann then produced it remotely. They then went out to Dave's Studio in New York State, for mixing.
The result is a gratifyingly rich sounding record, which still retains the raw energy of the band’s sound but harnesses a real power and dynamism. It’s much heavier than anything they’ve done before. As Holly says: “It's pretty relentless. It kind of sounds like a chip shop on fire. We still write about everyday life and the stuff that goes on in our world, it's just the new album is more fierce”.
The Lovely Eggs have been nudging towards a heavier sound with their previous album This Is Our Nowhere, which was praised by the NME, who called them; “One of the country's most beloved underground bands.” Having formed in Paris in 2006, they named themselves after a pigeon laid two eggs on an abandoned nest on the windowsill.To celebrate their 10th anniversary last year, they reissued their first three albums on coloured vinyl. The band have built up a cult following, selling out gigs across the UK, as well as gaining support from 6 Music and Radio One.
This Is Eggland is a giant leap forward in their wild-ride of a career. The album is like listening in on The Lovely Eggs’ own secret world, with philosophical songs about the mysteries of the universe (“Hello I Am Your Sun”), to abandoning “ the grass is always greener” mentality (“Wiggy Giggy”), to being on the wrong side of society or the music industry (“I’m With You”) and several inspired by local witchcraft. Unashamed to be themselves and have fun while they’re at it, The Lovely Eggs weave an intoxicatingly magnetic magic spell and we’re helplessly and willingly falling under it.
1. Hello I Am Your Sun
2. Wiggy Giggy
4. I Shouldn't Have Said That
5. Return Of Witchcraft
6. I'm With You
7. Repeat It
9. Big Sea
10. Let Me Observe
11. Would You Fuck
Release Date: 23/02/2018
The Lovely Eggs
£9.99The Lovely Eggs return in 2015 with a new single, album and two UK tours. The oddball D.I.Y punk rock pair have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. And true to form they return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album 'This is Our Nowhere': a title which sums up their celebration and love of a scene which doesn’t exist in the eyes of the manufactured mainstream.Visit product page →
The Lovely Eggs have been relative outsiders to the music industry since 2006 with their unrelenting touring, single and album releases. But their “fuck it” attitude and DIY punk rock spirit has won the hearts of many fans, gaining them an increasingly loyal live following as well as huge support from DJs at BBC 6 Music, Radio One and XFM where they have recorded sessions for all three stations.
'This Is Our Nowhere' cements their reputation as one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands on the Great British Underground scene. With songs firmly set in the hum drum of everyday life, The Lovely Eggs turn normality on its head, squeezing it through their peculiar surreal mincing machine and blending it with fuzzed out guitar and crashing drums. For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. And they approach it in a unique way laughing in the face of life's absurdities.
They are a rallying point for anyone that sees life for what it is. A mess. A wonderful, car crash of experiences, greeting each new chance with a cheeky grin, a sneer and a big fuck you to the pricks. Released on the band's own label Egg Records on May 4th (with a special black and white coloured vinyl limited edition release for Record Store Day on April 18th) 'This Is Our Nowhere' brings an essential addition to an already impressive discography, with lead single from the album ‘Magic Onion’ providing a raucous punked up psyche trip of nonsensical perfection.
1. Ordinary People Unite
2. Do It To Me
4. Goofin' Around (In Lancashire)
5. Slinking of the Strange
6. The Investment
7. Magic Onion
8. I Nearly Saw a Stabbing Last Night
9. Cilla's Teeth
10. Forest of Memories
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£11.99The Lovely Eggs return with their third album 'WILDLIFE' after a year and a half touring their critically acclaimed second album 'COB DOMINOS'. This time the Eggs return with an album that encapsulates the isolation of extensive touring and brief time back in their home town Lancaster.Visit product page →
The two piece raucous noise pop duo combine their gritty British northern surreal lyrics with thunderous guitars and crashing drums on this their third self-recorded gem. Working alongside Gruff Rhys who produced Allergies and Cornershop's Tjinder Singh who has remixed Food for a special digital download, Wildlife is yet another wonderful and unique album from a band who continue to cement their reputation as one of the most genuinely exciting and essential bands around today.
Already lead track Allergies, the first single taken from Wildlife, released on the Too Pure Singles Club, has won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist - with 82% of the public vote and declared winner of Steve Lamacq's 6 Music Round Table as well as Artrocker's single of the month. For The Lovely Eggs being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times. Touring extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, The Lovely Eggs have become underground festival favourites performing at SXSW, Bestival, Green Man plus many more with their off the wall anthems 'Fuck It' and 'Don't look at me I don't like it'.
With much support from 6 Music and Radio One's Huw Stephen's (who tipped them as wild cards in FHM's 2012 one's to watch) Holly (guitar/vocs) and David (drums/vocs) have worked with comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) as well as Jad Fair from the seminal Texas band Half Japanese. Their songs appear in Canadian film Molly Maxwell to be released early 2013 and have been sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip.
The pair also feature on a Radio 4 Richard Brautigan documentary this autumn, presented and in discussion with Jarvis Cocker contemplating the influence of the American surreal author on their music. With this their third album in three years The Lovely Eggs explore further into their own world and the bizarreness of reality and invite you to come inside to join the party, strange as it is!
2. Don't Patent That Shoe
3. The Undertone
4. I Just Want Someone To Fall In Love With
5. Please Let Me Come Mooch Round Your House
6. David's Turn
7. Scooter's Got Itchy
8. Green Beans
11. I am
13. Lee Mellon's Teeth
14. Idiot Check
15. William Tell
16. Just Won't Do It
17. We Really Got It
18. The Castle