Currently in the middle of their sold-out UK tour supported by Phill Jupitus as Porky The Poet and Mr Ben and The Bens, The Lovely Eggs reveal the mind-melting new video for their new single “Wiggy Giggy”, which is due out on 7″ on Friday 16 February, from the album This Is Eggland, out on 23 February on their own Egg Records. The video was premiered by Far Out, who said; “At first glance, it’s a glam-tinged, glitchy trip into indie-outer-space. But digging a little deeper the song holds a strong sentiment.”
With the country in the grip of Eggs-mania, they have also announced another extensive UK tour for May, as well as festivals including Festival No. 6, Long Division, Glastonwick and an alldayer at the Ritz in Manchester with The Membranes. Last week they also announced their biggest gig to date at London’s Scala on 28 October (see full list of live date below).
Created and directed themselves out of plasticine and psychedelic visual effects, the video perfectly encapsulates the cosmic odyssey of the song, where “normal” life and always “striving for more” meets something more magical! Where the grass is not always greener whatever side you look from. As guitarist/vocalist Holly Ross explains: “It is inspired by a book we used to read to our son, about a spaceman who went off exploring other planets but every planet he went to, there was something inhospitable or wrong with it and when he landed back on planet Earth he realised that after all his cosmic travels that earth was the best place for him to live. It was pretty deep and we really identified with it. We feel the same about Lancaster where we live. It might be a shithole, but it’s OUR shithole and we love it. Not much goes on up here and there’s not much to do so it’s kind of like living in space. But we like being cosmonauts!”
The single is already receiving a tremendous response from radio and has been added 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 on Tuesday 6 February.
Check out the video for ‘Wiggy Giggy’ – BELOW:
The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. The Lovely Eggs have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. With a fierce D.I.Y ethos they have earned a reputation for their ferocious and joyous live shows and for married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell, being in a band is a way of life.
They return with a mind-melting new album: This Is Eggland, which is heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, Holly and David bringing together a 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. They create their own world and invite us to join them in Eggland. Be prepared for a joyous riot of a ride.
Live Dates (newly announced shows in bold)
13 Feb – The Adelphi, Hull (Sold Out)
14 Feb – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Sold Out)
15 Feb – The Cellar, Oxford (Sold Out)
16 Feb – The 100 Club, London (Sold Out)
17 Feb – Band on the Wall, Manchester (Sold Out)
21 April – The Maze, Nottingham (Sold Out)
29 April – Ritz, Manchester (The Membranes and Friends)
24 May – Guildhall, Preston
25 May – The Exchange, Bristol
26 May – The Boiler Room, Guildford
27 May – The Printworks, Hastings
28 May – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
29 May – Portland Arms, Cambridge
30 May – The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
31 May – The Hairy Dog, Derby
1 June – Picturehouse Social, Sheffield
2 June – Long Division Festival, Wakefield
3 June – Glastonwick Festival
28 Oct – The Scala, London