The Lovely Eggs Announce May and June UK Tour

9a554417-64b5-4b4c-af6b-2326b14421c0Hot on the heels of their rammed and raucous Winter tour, Northern psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs announce their next series of live dates for May & June 2018. The shows will follow their current February gigs and the release of their forthcoming album This Is Eggland  (out 23 February on Egg Records.)

The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Setting themselves apart from the mainstream, they’ve built up a cult following which is due to blow wide open with their mild-melting new album,produced by  Flaming Lips/ Mercury Rev producer, Dave Fridmann. You can sample what’s in store with their brand new single, which is out now. They will be supported by comedian Phill Jupitus (in his guise as Porky the Poet) on all dates.

This Is Eggland is 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. Dave 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 the country, 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.

The album was self-recorded at Lancaster Musician’s Co-op (a non profit making recording studio and rehearsal rooms, where the pair met and David works) and the Eggs’ own house in Lancaster, while their three year old son was in bed. Dave Fridmann then produced it remotely with the band sending demos and working progress back and forth. 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. It kind of sounds like a chip shop on fire. 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.”

February Tour Dates

With support from Phill Jupitus (Porky The Poet) on all dates:

Thurs 8: The Yorkshire House, Lancaster

Fri 9: The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sat 10: The Cluny, Newcastle

Sun 11: The Mash House, Edinburgh

Mon 12: Stereo, Glasgow

Tue 13: The Adelphi, Hull

Wed 14: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Thur 15: The Cellar, Oxford

Fri 16: The 100 Club, London

Sat 17: Band on the Wall, Manchester

Thur May 24 Guildhall, Preston

Fri May 25 The Exchange, Bristol 

Sat May 26 The Boiler Room, Guildford

Sun May 27  The Printworks, Hastings 

Mon May 28 Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate 

Tues May 29 Portland Arms, Cambridge 

Weds May 30 The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham 

Thurs May 31 The Hairy Dog, Derby

Fri June 1 Picturehouse Social, Sheffield 

Sat June 2 Long Division Festival, Wakefield 

Sun June 3 Glastonwick Festival

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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