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Wednesday 17 June 2020

Mars One Programme Isolation Inspires New Music From Brighton-Bound The Lovely Eggs

The Lovely Eggs' new album captures the zeitgeist of post Brexit Britain and mysteriously seems to point towards the unimaginable future we're now living in. Many songs on the album are about isolation and living a new way in a different world. When The Lovely Eggs made I am Moron it was like they had a crystal ball. 
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Sonically, the album brings with it a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness. 

Some songs flicker between an earthly realism and the otherworldly loneliness of a one-way space mission.

Forthcoming single Long Stem Carnations was inspired by the Mars One programme, a global project which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Applicants are offered a one-way ticket- never to see earth again. 

This fascinated Lovely Eggs Holly and David who drew parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band. 

Long Stem Carnations is a funeral march for society's outcasts and freaks. It's an existential voyage in cosmic form. 

"Is there an internal self-destruct button that cannot be destroyed?" said Holly. 

"We are all the pilots of our own ship. You've just got to remember it's important to try and hang on and see the mission through." 


I am Moron is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 album This is Eggland

It is their second album co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) and continues their journey through Eggland into the unknown. 

Throughout their thirteen year career, The Lovely Eggs have embraced isolation.

Both metaphorically and geographically the married couple have chosen to shun the social conventions of normal life and dedicated their band and their life to the pursuit of what feels right. 

Operating out of their hometown of Lancaster, The Lovely Eggs are lonely pioneers and self confessed kings of idiocy. 

Working in an industry whose currency is money, success and nepotism, the duo want none of it. 

They call out everything fake and plastic about the music industry and demand you to re-evaluate on their terms. 

They're undoubtedly the most real band in Britain, operating in a world when true authenticity is hard to find. 

They have also spent more time on hold to the Working Tax credit hotline than any other band on the planet.

The Lovely Eggs play Komedia Brighton on Saturday 13th February 2021. New album 'I Am Moron' is out now. Forthcoming single 'Long Stem Carnations' is out on 10th July 2020. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley




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