Surreal punk rockers The Lovely Eggs are back on the road, bringing their raucous live shows to audiences throughout the UK.
The band have been being in the studio working on a new album with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann and we recently had a chat and here are their Five in Five:
What has been your biggest [email protected] up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how was it received by fans? Well you know us being us, everything is kind of one big fuck up that we kind of just roll with!! But the biggest on stage fuck up I can remember is when my distortion pedal broke on stage. Now for a band like us who rely on distortion this was a total fucking nightmare!! It was in Brighton. The gig was sold out and it broke on the first song. Can’t remember which it was. So we were there like trying to borrow a distortion pedal from someone and in the end someone ran home to their house to get one and then it didn’t have a battery!! So we then had to find a battery and get it working. It was literally your fucking worst nightmare. Everyone was watching and waiting and looking at us on the stage. It was insane!! It was the scene from Carrie plus a distortion pedal minus the blood. After that gig, someone actually sent us a vintage Big Muff pedal through the post so that was a nice outcome to that particular horror.
You’re changing the band’s name to your favorite fruit + the reason you last took pain killers. Your new band name is… ?
How can we collectively put an end to online ticket touting? Feel free to show your working out for extra points… Shut down the internet. Pay on door only old school style.
What would your Music Super Power be and what other band would you use it on and why? Sitar-ray. To make everything sound like a sitar. Of course I’d use it on Guns n Roses.
Your idols gonna give you the instrument that their famous for, Who is it? Kurt Cobain What Instrument? 1965 Jaguar Why? Really???
The DIY duo, comprising of married couple Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums), have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. Described by the NME as “one of the country’s most beloved underground bands”, the pair combine punk rock abandon with splatterings of psychedelia, carving out their own very peculiar niche and a growing army of fans.
With much support from Radio One and 6 Music, they have a staggering six BBC 6 music sessions under their belt with DJ Marc Riley declaring their last two singles “Goofin’ Around (in Lancashire)” and “Drug Braggin'” among his official top tracks of 2015 and 2016.
Their songs are beloved anthems of absurdity, truly unique and set apart from the mainstream music industry. Live, singles such as the fuzzed-out psych of “Magic Onion” and “Goofin’ Around (In Lancashire)” (from their most recent album This Is Our Nowhere) sit alongside classics such as “Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)” and their philosophical mantra “Fuck It.”
This tour The Lovely Eggs will also be debuting new material from their forthcoming album due for release in early 2018. Titled This Is Eggland, the album 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 far more ambitious and raucous than their previous work. The first single from the album “I Shouldn’t Have Said That” will be released in November and will be available for preview soon.
Mon 30 Oct – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tues 31 Oct – Open Norwich, Norwich
Weds 1 Nov – Oslo, London
Thurs 2 Nov – Talking Heads, Southampton
Fri 3 Nov – The Haunt, Brighton
Sat 4 Nov – The Exchange, Bristol
The Lovely Eggs are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground Music Scene. Welcome to Eggland. Welcome to their world!