It’s been four years since the world heard any new music from our heroes in psych-punk-power duo The Lovely Eggs. Four long years since the release of their Number 1 Independent Chart topper, ‘I Am Moron’. But it’s not like they’ve been lazy, oh no. They made their own TV series EGGS TV and hosted it on YouTube, they dueted with Iggy Pop, piled into their van and played a load of sold out gigs and festivals, spent two years fighting to save Lancaster Music Co-Op (a community rehearsal rooms and recording studio where they live), and then they got their heads down and wrote a new album…
Due in May, the new Lovely Eggs album was recorded by the band at home in Lancaster with production work from Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann. They flew to America in December 2023 to mix the album in Fridmann’s studio in upstate New York and we’ll all get the chance to hear the first results of these sessions on the 9th of February, when the band will unveil the album’s first single, “My Mood Wave”.
“My Mood Wave is kind of an internal thought monologue,” says Eggs singer and guitarist Holly. “It’s a brain on a surfboard, trying to navigate the barrage of daily s**t that gets washed up each day. It’s a coping mechanism handbook for people who sometimes find the world too much.”
“My Mood Wave” has an uplifting contemporary feel, haunted by a West Coast retro vibe that pulses and shimmers with a gorgeously addictive melody that will float around your head for days.
Although the single will be released digitally on 9th February, there will also be a physical 7” with the customary mind-bulging artwork from Casey Raymond, and an exclusive track tantalisingly titled “Crab Shell” on the flipside. The 7” will be released on Aquamarine transparent vinyl and in true Lovely Eggs style, the first 250 copies ordered direct from the band’s website will come with a free Lovely Eggs air freshener, as reflected on the single artwork. Quite what the air freshener will smell of, we don’t know yet, but it might not be that fresh.
More details on The Lovely Eggs new album to follow, and of course the band will be back out on the road in May, full dates listed below.
“It is going to be frigging joyous to reunite with all our Eggheads across the UK and just have a big party each show” exclaims Holly. “We’ve missed it! People know by now what to expect from us and we plan to bring it back with full force next May. Expect egg-shaped mayhem.”
Catch The Lovely Eggs live at the following UK dates in May 2024…
THE LOVELY EGGS – UK TOUR 2024
Thurs 23 St Lukes, Glasgow
Fri 24 La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Sat 25 The Grove, Newcastle
Sun 26 The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds SOLD OUT
Mon 27 XOYO, Birmingham
Tues 28 Thekla, Bristol
Weds 29 Chalk, Brighton
Thurs 30 Earth, London
Fri 31 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Sat 1 June New Century, Manchester
THE LOVELY EGGS – NEW SINGLE: “MY MOOD WAVE”
OUT 9 FEBRUARY PRE-SAVE HERE
AND SEVEN-INCH SINGLE ON 15 MARCH