Lovely Eggs, The – This is Eggland [IMPORT ORANGE VINYL] – New LP
|2018. 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 Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism. 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, all flipped over and egged up.
After drawing up a drunken list of dream producers they wanted to work with, Fridmann was at the top. So began a piece of detective work to find a number for his studio (and after a couple of wrong numbers), they finally left a message on his answer machine. As Holly explains; “I just put it down as another madcap idea to go down in our catalogue of drunken escapades. But one year later we received an email from Dave Fridmann. He had got the answerphone message, listened to our stuff and wanted to work with us. It was just totally bizarre!”
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.. We still write about everyday life and the stuff that goes on in our world, it's just the new album is more fierce and really tells it like it is.”
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.
The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from Lancaster, northern England. They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules. For Holly and David 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. With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.
With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, Young Marble Giants, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Holly Ross was previously in the band Angelica.