THE LOVELY EGGS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “WIGGY GIGGY”
NEW ALBUM THIS IS EGGLAND DUE OUT FEBRUARY 23
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New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – Northern England’s psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs has premiered a new single, “Wiggy Giggy”, today via GLIDE – share via Soundcloud – leading up to the release of their new, Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Mercury Rev/Tame Impala) produced album, This Is Eggland, February 23 on the band’s own Egg Records. The single is already receiving a tremendous response across the pond from BBC6 Music with Steve Lamacq stating, “I can’t get enough of this record at the moment,” while Uncut called the album, “exhilarating and trashy,” in their February issue.
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Of the single, guitarist/vocalist Holly Ross stated: It is inspired by a book we used to read to our son, about a spaceman who went off exploring other planets but every planet he went to, there was something inhospitable or wrong with it and when he landed back on planet Earth he realised that after all his cosmic travels that earth was the best place for him to live. It was pretty deep and we really identified with it. We feel the same about Lancaster where we live. It might be a shithole, but it’s OUR shithole and we love it. Not much goes on up here and there’s not much to do so it’s kind of like living in space. But we like being cosmonauts!
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, married couple Ross and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism. Working with a producer for the first time, Fridmann lends his magic dust to bring out the best of The Lovely Eggs’ explosive blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude, all flipped over and egged up.
The album title This is Eggland is a cheeky nod to Shane Meadows’ series, This Is England. It is a comment on the current state of modern Britain, with The Lovely Eggs encouraging people to build their own worlds and create their own reality in these troubled times. 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 two 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!
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 – when the eggs hatched, they started the band.
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.
UK Tour Dates:
with support from Phill Jupitus (Porky The Poet) and Mr. Ben and The Bens
02/08 – Lancaster, UK @ The Yorkshire House [SOLD OUT] 02/09 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
02/10 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
02/11 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Mash House
02/12 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
02/13 – Hull, UK @ The Adelphi
02/14 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
02/15 – Oxford, UK @ The Cellar
02/16 – London, UK @ The 100 Club [SOLD OUT] 02/17 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
This Is Eggland track listing:
01. Hello I Am Your Sun
02. Wiggy Giggy
04. I Shouldn’t Have Said That
05. Return Of Witchcraft
06. I’m With You
07. Repeat it
09. Big Sea
10. Let Me Observe
11. Would You Fuck