The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England.
They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules.
For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.
With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.
With airplay on Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM, the band have been championed by the likes of Huw Stephens (who tipped them as wild cards in FHM’s one’s to watch) as well as a host of BBC 6 music DJS including Marc Riley, Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe.
They have recorded sessions for Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM as well as jingles for Chris Hawkins 6 Music breakfast show. Radio One DJ Zane Lowe has sampled them for Scroobius Pip and they have been interviewed by Jarvis Cocker for Radio 4.
With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
The Lovely Eggs have produced three albums.
The first ‘If You Were Fruit’ (Cherryade Records, 2009) ranked in the top 40 records of the year by Artrocker Magazine and was nominated for XFM’s ‘Debut Album of the Year’.
The second ‘Cob Dominos'(Cherryade Records, 2011) has gained widespread critical acclaim, with lead single ‘Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)’ (featuring a video with guest appearance from John Shuttleworth) fast becoming an internet hit as well as becoming the title music to Canadian film Molly Maxwell.
Their third album ‘Wildlife’ (Egg Records, 2012) features the Gruff Rhys-produced single Allergies, originally released on 7″ on the Too Pure Singles Club label. The track (which sold out before release day) won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist – with 82% of the public vote, was declared winner on Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Round Table and was Artrocker’s single of the month. The song featured a death-shaped psychedelic spectacular promo vid made by artist and video director Casey Raymond featuring a special guest appearance from Gruff Rhys.
With a 4 Star review in Record Collector, ‘Wildlife’ also contains the singles ‘Food’ which was remixed by Cornershop’s Tjinder Singh for release on his Singhles Club Label as well as ‘I Just Want Someone to Fall in Love With’. Both songs were accompanied by videos from Casey Raymond and received much support from BBC 6 Music.
The Lovely Eggs have become well known for their live performances and have played everywhere from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley and charity shops in Leeds.
They are married and live in Lancaster, England.
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