Lovely Eggs

The Lovely Eggs ‘I Shouldn’t Have Said That’ (Egg Records)
Ltd Edition Black & White Vinyl | DL
Rel Date 3rd November 2017

New one from Lancaster’s finest rock ‘n’ roll lovebirds, and a fine taster for the next album ‘This Is Eggland’ which is due in February 2018; the previous whimsy of The Lovely Eggs has been replaced with 132 seconds of disciplined, gnarly guitar and drum mayhem courtesy of legendary producer Dave Fridmann who’s previous credits include both Mercury Rev and Flaming Lips.

Thankfully, Fridmann has been entirely sympathetic to Holly & David’s DIY staunch ethic, and instead of, as is often the case when ‘names’ are drafted in smoothing out the edges, he has refined their sound, and allowed a deliciously darker, heavier and altogether more sinister vibe to rain down.

Holly’s vocal, an almost contemptuously spat out, barbed apology riding David’s motorik beat with all manner of sonic weirdness raging just under the mix; it harks back to the genius of ‘Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)’ whilst at the same time blazing a path forwards as evidenced further via the ridiculously brief ‘Melody For Meathead’ on the flip side, a 52sec maelstrom of egged up psychedelic rage delivered with the subtlety of a lump hammer – glorious!!

Its short (very short), sweet and comes on Black and White vinyl, I’m guessing it was intended to be splattered, its more squashed together, but then that’s the joy of The Lovely Eggs!

The Lovely Eggs are currently on tour;

Thur 26 Oct – Unity Works, Wakefield
Fri 27 Oct – Gorilla, Manchester
Sat 28 Oct – The Soundhouse, Leicester
Sun 29 Oct – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham
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

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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