5,4,3,2,1 BLAST OFF!!!! We have launch of “Wiggy Giggy” – the mind-melting new single from Northern psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs. Taken from their forthcoming album This Is Eggland and working with legendary Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann “Wiggy Giggy” takes us on a cosmic odyssey where “normal” life and always “striving for more” meet something more magical! Where the grass is not always greener whatever side you look from. Holly explains more about the song: “It is inspired by a book we used to read to our son. The book was 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 you know, we like being cosmonauts!“
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 (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums), being in a band is a way of life. The pair will play their seventh live session for BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley on Tuesday 6th February before heading out on a UK tour on February 8th, supported by Porky the Poet (AKA Phill Jupitus) and Mr Ben and The Bens.
Wiggy Giggy is the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album This Is Eggland – the title being a cheeky nod to Shane Meadows’ series, This Is England. But in a fucked up post- Brexit Britain, which has left many people feeling like they are living on an alien planet. Working with a producer for the first time, Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) lent 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. Heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, the result is a gratifyingly rich sounding record, which still retains the raw energy of the band’s sound but harnesses a real power and dynamism.
Egg Records EGG010