North England psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Married couple Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humor, and kitchen-sink realism. The Lovely Eggs’ explosive blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude are at their finest on their new album This Is Eggland, which is out on February 23rd. The album was produced Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Mercury Rev/Tame Impala), who lends his magic dust to the band’s already unique sound and helping them create their own world and inviting us to join them in Eggland. Be prepared for a joyous riot of a ride.
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 modern Britain, 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. Since having their son in 2013, the pair have taken him on tour with them, racing round the UK with two fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window. They have also remained in their hometown of Lancaster, despite its cultural and geographical isolation.
Today Glide is excited to premiere the humorously named “Wiggy Giggy”, a transcendent tune that soars as a delicious morsel of psychedelic pop music. The duo manage to strike a balance between straightforward rock with a touch of punk, and an array of weird and trippy effects, giving the song an infectious, bouncy quality.
Interestingly enough, “Wiggy Giggy” is inspired by a book, according to Holly Ross:
“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 realized 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 Lovely Eggs release This Is Eggland on February 23rd. For more music and info visit thelovelyeggs.co.uk.