The Lovely Eggs unveil new video
for first single, ‘Magic Onion’
and announce May tour dates!
The oddball D.I.Y punk rock pair, The Lovely Eggs, have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. And true to form they return with their ninth self-produced and self-recorded 7” single ‘Magic Onion’, a raucous punked up psyche trip of nonsensical perfection.
Released on the Cardiff-based D.I.Y. Flower of Phong label, in collaboration with artist and video director Casey Raymond (who they met in a dentist’s waiting room), the band made limited edition 7” release on green onion splatter vinyl is accompanied by a Riso printed handmade book by Casey of psychedelic/ nightmarish proportions that’s guaranteed to peel back yer mind and bring tears to your eyes. B side to the single sees the Eggs pair up with Sweet Baboo, who accompanies them in an acoustic duet of the song which shows a softer side, but one which is still decidedly pickled.
‘Magic Onion’ is the lead single from the Eggs’ forthcoming album, This is Our Nowhere: a title which sums up their celebration and love of a scene which doesn’t exist in the eyes of the manufactured mainstream. Directed by Casey Raymond (Cate Le Bon, John Grant, Sweet Baboo, DJ Shadow, H.Hawkline) with cameo appearances from Sweet Baboo and H Hawkline.
“‘Magic Onion’ just sprung out of nowhere. It kept going round and round in our heads so we thought we had to release it. Casey had been on about us releasing something on his label Flower of Phong for a while so when Magic Onion sprouted we thought it would be a good one to do. It’s a bit like a big fuck off Sargasso eel. We had to let it go free in its own hideous way. And now it’s out there, swimming back home to the baboon sanctuary.”
The Lovely Eggs have been relative outsiders to the music industry since 2006 with their unrelenting touring, single and album releases. But their “fuck it” attitude and DIY punk rock spirit has won the hearts of many fans, gaining them an increasingly loyal live following as well as huge support from DJs at BBC 6 Music, Radio One and XFM where they have recorded sessions for all three stations.
This Is Our Nowhere (recorded at a disused factory in their home town of Lancaster) cements their reputation as one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands on the Great British Underground scene. With songs firmly set in the hum drum of everyday life, The Lovely Eggs turn normality on its head, squeezing it through their peculiar surreal mincing machine and blending it with fuzzed out guitar and crashing drums. For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. And they approach it in a unique way laughing in the face of life’s absurdities. They are a rallying point for anyone that sees life for what it is. A mess. A wonderful, car crash of experiences, greeting each new chance with a cheeky grin, a sneer and a big fuck you to the pricks.
Released on the band’s own label Egg Records on May 4th (with a special black and white coloured vinyl limited edition release for Record Store Day on April 18th) This Is Our Nowhere brings an essential addition to an already impressive discography.
The band will head out on a 10 date UK tour on March 19th before embarking on another set of UK dates at the start of May. You can also listen to the Lovely Eggs in session on Marc Riley’s BBC6 Music show on Tuesday 21st April.
March tour dates:
Thursday 19th March: The Continental, Preston
Friday 20th March: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Saturday 21st March: Green Room, Stockton-on-Tees
Sunday 22nd March: Fibbers, York
Tuesday 24th March: The Lomax, Liverpool
Wednesday 25th March: The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
Thursday 26th March: LP, Bury St Edmunds
Friday 27th March: The Lexington, London
Saturday 28th March: Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday 3rd April: Wales Goes Pop Festival, Cardiff
Saturday 18th April: In-store performance at Spillers Records, Cardiff for RSD
Thursday 30th April: The Brudenell, Leeds
Friday 1st May: The Adelphi, Hull
Saturday 2nd May: Pop Klubb @ St Dominics Social Club, Newcastle
Sunday 3rd May: The Corporation Club, Scarborough
Monday 4th May: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Tuesday 5th May: The Musician, Leicester
Wednesday 6th May: The Queen’s Arms, Reading
Thursday 7th May: Jazz Cafe (Official album launch party) London
Friday 8th May: Westhill Community Hall, Brighton
Saturday 9th May: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate