Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Eggs’

Our favourite surreal DIY punk duo The Lovely Eggs are following up on the success of recent album This Is Eggland with the release of new single Big Sea, which can be purchased on surf blue 7″ vinyl.

The track dives deep, exploring the mysteries of the universe, and is a rallying anthem to everyone who wants to live life different.

Stream it below. You can order the single here.


To coincide with the release of the single, the band will take to the road for a string of UK tour dates in May and June, this time with their pals Mr Ben and the Bens and poet and comedian Rob Auton, before a summer-full of festivals and their biggest headline gig to date at The Scala in London on 28 October.

Live Dates:
21 April – The Maze, Nottingham [SOLD OUT]
28 April – Are You Listening? Festival
5 May – Ritz, Manchester (The Membranes and Friends)
24 May – Guildhall, Preston*
25 May – The Exchange, Bristol* [SOLD OUT]
26 May – The Boiler Room, Guildford*
27 May – The Printworks, Hastings*
28 May – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate*
29 May – Portland Arms, Cambridge* [SOLD OUT]
30 May – The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham*
31 May – The Hairy Dog, Derby*
1 June – Picturehouse Social, Sheffield* [SOLD OUT]
2 June – Long Division Festival – Wakefield
3 June – Glastonwick Festival, Shoreham By Sea
23 June – A Break In The Clouds, Clitheroe
22 July – Nozstock, Bromyard
27 July – Indietracks, Ripley
29 July – Camp Bestival, East Lulworth
3 August – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge [SOLD OUT]
4 August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
11 Aug – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
7 Sept – Festival Number Six, Portmeirion
14 Sept – Head For The Hills, Ramsbottom
28 Oct – The Scala, London
(*with Mr Ben & The Bens and Rob Auton)

Marvellous northern psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs have shared another cracking (no pun intended) new single from forthcoming long player This Is Eggland.

Wiggy Giggy takes us on a cosmic odyssey where “normal” life and always “striving for more” meet something more magical! Where the grass is not always greener whatever side you look from.

Of the single, guitarist/vocalist Holly Ross said:  “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!

Give it a spin.


75 Sleaford Mods – Moptop


74 Silver Torches – If I Reach


73 Idles – Divide And Conquer


72 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake


71 King Krule – Dum Surfer


70 Naomi Punk – Chapter II


69 The Reptaliens – If You Want


68 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press


67 Ron Gallo – All The Punks Are Domesticated


66 The Black Angels – Currency


65 B Boys – Energy


64 The Moonlandingz – Dirty Red Rose


63 No Age – Drippy


62 The Lovely Eggs – I Shouldn’t Have Said That


61 The Staves – Tired As Fuck


60 Wavves – You’re Welcome


59 Phobophobes – Where Is My Owner?


58 Thurston Moore – Cease Fire


57 Bad Dreems – Mob Rule


56 Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats


55 Goat Girl – Cracker Drool


54 Cabbage – A Network Betrayal


53 Flat Worms – Motorbike


52 Dream Wife – Somebody


51 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist



Best of 2017: 100 – 76

Six corking new videos for six corking new (or newish) raucous tracks. Some of our favourite tunes of the year here…







New Single From The Lovely Eggs

Posted: September 22, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Ah, punked-up, irreverent, fuck-you mavericks The Lovely Eggs are back with a new single. And brilliant it is too.

I Shouldn’t Have Said That is two minutes of full-on, vitriolic kraut-punk that will have Lemmy nodding approvingly from upstairs – or probably downstairs.

Anyway, stick it on, turn it up, watch the paint blister.


Lovely Eggs

Delighted to have a new single to share from the down-to-earth, but utterly psychotic duo The Lovely Eggs.

Sick of hearing people crowing about how many drugs they’ve done on a night out or at a festival, their retort is a big fuck-you to the pricks with a typically surreal insight into their crazy world.

Appropriately titled Drug Braggin’, it is a brilliant fuzzed up freakout; a mind-melting sludge pot of psych-pop and punked up fury.



A bumper round up this week – new songs from The Decemberists, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Saintseneca, the mighty Killing Joke, cover songs from Iron & Wine and Okkervil River and plenty more besides.

  1. The Decemberists – Why Would I Now?
  2. Saintseneca – River
  3. Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – Shapeless
  4. Killing Joke – I Am The Virus
  5. The Lovely Eggs – Goofing’ Around (In Lancashire)
  6. Wolf Alice – Baby Ain’t Made Of China
  7. Steve Earle & The Dukes – Mississippi It’s Time
  8. The Mantles – Police My Love
  9. Iron & Wine – Albuquerque (Neil Young cover)
  10. Okkervil River – I’m In Love With Susan Smith (Tom House cover)













Videos of the Day

An eclectic mix of videos for you this morning – we have the fragile, gossamer folk of Sarah Johns Music Party and their video for Green Bud, and the surreal video made by kids for the anarchic Lovely Eggs track I Collect Snails.

We have the uber cool and trippy video for Bleached’s Dead In Your Head and lastly we have a brilliant amination for the heavy-amped, growling roots rock revival of Lincoln Durham’s Ballad Of A Prodigal Son.





Video of the Day





Live Review: The Lovely Eggs & Secret Rivals. A Monday night in the cramped, sweaty upstairs of the Port Mahon pub in Oxford can be a challenge. Windows are firmly sealed shut, there is but one small entrance in and out, no bar, odours abound, personal space is elsewhere, and a chisel is useful to free the soles of your shoes from the floor. In fact, it was like being back at a gig in 1993.

But en-masse the Mackerel shoal were there. Mrs M trying to breathe through her mouth, Dr Roddy, Chris T Popper and Banner also valiantly gasping for oxygen and all of us awaiting the arrival of the Lovely Eggs.

But first was Oxford’s latest new indie kids, The Secret Rivals, a four-piece with split boy-girl vocals singing songs of fall-outs, mysteries and despair with hope and longing to put things right. Musically influenced by the sharp edges of The Cribs, Idlewild, Pixies and The Wedding Present, our friend Ronan, Lord High Priest of Oxford’s music scene and also in attendance, described them as being somewhere between The Cure and Los Campesinos, and who are we to argue.

Mrs M tapped a squashed fin approvingly as they gave us a short, slightly uneven, but always entertaining set. They were noisy, energetic, and showed plenty of imagination in their blend of shouty lyrics, thrumming guitar and military snap drumming. Finally, almost overcome by the heat, they departed leaving puddles of sweat in their wake.

And so to the Lovely Eggs. Imagine if you will a mad musical scientist locked away mixing the essence of Crass with Half Man Half Biscuit and Deep Purple in Burnley – this acerbic duo would be his ultimate creation. To say they are a product of their environment is an understatement. They are peculiarly British with roots deep in the no-nonsense backstreet landscapes of the North West and offer up a wry, observational humour blended with a surreal viewpoint that creates a unique, perverse and wilfully uncommercial outlook.

Who else would want to name a fan club ‘Friends of the Oeuf’, rhyme accordion with scorpion and beef bourginon and still make it sound like a serial killer’s nursery rhyme, relate an olive falling from a posh sandwich to its place in the wider universe, or extoll the virtues and benefits of mutual mastication on excellent new single Food.

Highlights were many, particularly the introduction of “Lancaster’s national anthem”, the extraordinary, swelling, hymn-like Fuck It, which signified that perhaps the duo should have the confidence to mix things up and slow things down a little more. Finally, it was rousing anthem, Don’t Look At Me I Don’t Like It, which closed the set in a frenzy of head nodding, mouthed-along lyrics and sticky foot stomping. Not finished yet though, we wouldn’t let them go until they’d raced through Watermelons for us too.

Like six bands in one, and yet like no-one else, we followed the crowd out, a few pounds lighter and with scales left shimmering like fools gold in the sweat and beer. Slowly shuffled downstairs, half expecting to exit into the midst of a poll-tax riot, but instead returning to the status quo of our small patch of a modern-day, messed up Britain. A patch that for a short, glorious while The Lovely Eggs had turned on its head in the most uplifting and imaginative way possible.

Download The Lovely Eggs – Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion mp3 (from Have You Ever Heard Of The Lovely Eggs)


Download The Secret Rivals – Prone To Explosions mp3 (from Start Free EP)

Download The Secret Rivals – Slow Learner mp3 (from Start Free EP)

Click here to see our post featuring the Lovely Eggs video for Food.