The Lovely Eggs
Announce supports for Autumn Tour Dates
Featuring Mush, ILL plus poet and comedian Rob Auton
11 Oct – Beat Generator Live, Dundee%
12 Oct – CCA, Glasgow%
13 Oct – Bongo Club, Edinburgh%
19 Oct – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*
21 Oct – The Roadmender, Northampton%
23 Oct – The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham%
24 Oct – The Musician, Leicester
25 Oct – 1865, Southampton
26 Oct – The Fleece, Bristol*
27 Oct – The Haunt, Brighton*
28 Oct – The Scala, London*
9 Nov – The Cluny, Newcastle*
10 Nov – Gorilla, Manchester*
New album This Is Eggland out now
Having spread the gospel of Egg throughout the summer with oodles of festival appearances (including a packed-out Far Out Stage at Green Man and a spectacular headline show at Indietracks), surreal DIY punk rockers The Lovely Eggs (and hardest working band in indie), head back out on the road for autumn shows in October and November. They’re delighted to announce some exciting supports with Leeds art-rockers Mush as well as Manchester feminist post-punks ILL. They also welcome back poet and comedian Rob Auton, fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Dates on the tour include their biggest London show to date at The Scala on 28 October.
Since its release in February, their most recent album This is Eggland has won high praise from critics and fans alike. The Independent’s 4* review described it as “a giant leap forward” with The Guardian describing their single “Wiggy Giggy” as “marvellous.” Iggy Pop has become a great and enthusiastic supporter, playing various tracks and singles on his BBC 6 Music Radio show over the past few months, saying; “I like everything I hear about The Lovely Eggs.”
BBC 6 Music Album of the Day
“Exhilarating and trashy.” Uncut
“A giant leap forward.” The Independent 4*s
“Impressively focused, relentlessly brilliant and a must-go destination.” Shindig 5*s
“This is Eggland is a relentless, heartfelt statement of intent. You wouldn’t bet against them unearthing glory from the fringe for decades to come.” The Quietus
“Not since Space Ritual-era Hawkwind has anyone so successfully combined workboot riffing with the swirling bleeps of the unexplored cosmos.” Record Collector
“The duo’s sound has toughened, their edge has sharpened and their approach has streamlined as they’ve become more and more the most perfect version of themselves.” Drowned In Sound 9/10
Produced and mixed by Grammy award winning producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Tame Impala) and self released on their own label Egg Records, This is Eggland confounded expectations, hitting number nine in the UK Independent National Album Chart, it also made it to number 23 in the UK Vinyl Charts and overall number 136 in the UK National Album Chart – although, had they towed the industry line and not sold the album direct to fans via their website and gigs before release day, they would have been in the top 45! Their single “Wiggy Giggy” was number eight in the Official Vinyl Singles Chart, again despite most sales coming from gigs and their own website. The album CD had to be repressed twice and the vinyl once in the first week alone. As industry outsiders, all this was achieved without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.
The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) have built up a cult following, selling out gigs across the UK, as well as gaining support from BBC 6 Music and Radio One. Heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, This is Eggland brings together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism, creating an explosive blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude.
The album received a tremendous response from radio. It was declared “Album of the Day” by BBC Radio 6 Music who also added their single “Wiggy Giggy” to the BBC 6 Music playlist. Steve Lamacq stated, “I can’t get enough of this record at the moment,” and made it the “Lamacq livener” (where it has been played every day for a week). It went on to win Roundtable and was the most popular track on both Steve Lamacq and Marc Riley‘s show on consecutive weeks. The pair played their seventh live session for Marc Riley in February before heading out on a sold out tour of the UK, with 9 out of 10 dates sold out in advance.
Watch video for “Big Sea” here: