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A coup to have The Lovely Eggs on GLS! Both band and label fiercely independent, staunchly creative and, of course, based right here in North West Great Britania! First outing for Hannibal Rex, which I hypothesize is one of the in-house Golden Lion loons on guest cameo. Either that or just a friend of band or label.

Our Lancastrian mavericks contribute a rotating behemoth of spiraling krautpunk that Mark Smith himself would be envious of. Like a rockabilly spinning out of control listening to Can; this 7" rocket blast should have bar stools swinging and tables flailing by the end of its rotation.

The mysterious Hannibal Rex gets totally Todmorden and mixed knackered drum machines, eastern ragas, western guitar and a cloudless state of mind conjuring up from the mighty a hills as technicoloured storm of conspiracy theories and chaos. An unguarded at one the senses that'll make compete sense after foraging around the fields of the record label's basecamp.

An unmissable edition to the GLS catalogue and one that's certain to be feverishly collected by The Lovely Eggs' cult fanbase! Speed is off the essence heathens! 


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Can't get enough of that Lovely Eggs track. I have indeed, got it on repeat! Proper Can / Fall-esque growling repetition that really gets inside your melon. Ace!

TRACK LISTING

The Lovely Eggs– Repeat It (Andy Votel Remix)
Hannibal Rex– Cosmic Yolks

Lovely Eggs

Cob Dominos

    The second album on the band’s own label. Described as unhinged, strange, bizarre, cuckoo and howling mad; but with a growing army of fans including Radio One’s Huw Stephens and Art Brut's Eddie Argos you'd be crazy not to fall in love with their underground grunge-pop sound. Inspired by everyday life, coupled with a fierce ethos that music should be about magic and art and feeling and fun, the Lancashire duo have more in common with writer Richard Brautigan & artist David Shrigley than they do with their musical peers. Occasionally satirical and often surreal The Lovely Eggs won't deliver a straight forward love song to your door, instead you’ll be taken on a journey into Holly & David’s world where there are no seatbelts!

    Receiving airplay from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Marc Riley, Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe & John Kennedy, The Lovely Eggs have recorded sessions for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music & XFM. Last year the pair were invited to perform 5 shows at SXSW in Austin Texas, where they also recorded with legendary cult musician and artist Jad Fair. The band have enjoyed press from Artrocker Magazine, The Guardian, Maximum Rock and Roll & Everett True. Their debut album If You Were Fruit ranked in the top 40 records of 2009 by Artrocker and was nominated for XFM's ‘Debut Album of the Year’. In the last 2 years the band have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA & Europe supporting the likes of Shonen Knife, The Slits, The Television Personalities & Eddie Argos as well as a 2 month tour of America.



    TRACK LISTING

    1. Minibus
    2 People Are Twats
    3 Panic Plants
    4 Print An Imprint
    5 Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)
    6 Hey Scraggletooth
    7 Fuck It
    8 Muhammad Ali And All His Friends
    9 Why Don't You Like Me?
    10 I'm A Journalist
    11 Books, Ting!
    12 Alphabet Song
    13 Watermelons
    14 Pets
    15 Oregon
    16 Real Good Man
    17 Mexico Can't Make You Smile

    The Lovely Eggs

    Fried Egg EP

      The Lovely Eggs will release for the first time on vinyl a rare self-released collection of songs and live recordings. Originally produced as a “fried egg” CDR in 2007 and sold by the band at gigs, the translucent vinyl record will be released in custom replica packaging to emulate the original. Hand designed by the band, the fifteenth anniversary 9-track E.P. includes early songs “I Like Birds But I Like Other Animal Too”, “Jon Carling” and “In Watermelon Sugar” as well as unreleased tracks “Devil in Me” and a number of live recordings. This is a true collector’s edition and a perfect example of The Lovely Eggs commitment to make interesting and imaginative cover art to complement their unique sound

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: It's ALWAYS worth buying on sight any Lovely Eggs material you don't have, and this wonderful early EP collects some of their greatest and their rarest audio treats. Storming, heavy af and super catchy. Classic 'Eggs.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Jon Carling
      2. I Like Birds (But I Like Other Animals Too)
      3. Devil In Me
      4. In Watermelon Sugar
      5. Last Train To Ballard
      6. I’m Having A Party And We’re Killing Ourselves
      7. Frankie Oh My!
      8. Does It Hurt To Lose The Will To Live?
      9. I Spy With My Little Eye A Lot Of Really Nice Things A Lot Of Things That Are Nice In This Life. 

      The Lovely Eggs Featuring Iggy Pop

      I Moron - Repress

        The Lovely Eggs will release their brand new single “I, Moron” featuring Iggy Pop on Friday July 9 on Egg Records. The collaboration will be released on ltd edition yellow 7” vinyl with eye watering art-work by illustrator Casey Raymond. Backed by a B Side cover of Iggy Pop’s “Dum Dum Boys” from his 1977 album ‘The Idiot’ and limited to 1200 copies this is one not to be missed!

        “Being in The Lovely Eggs we’re kind of used to surreal experiences but collaborating with Iggy Pop takes the biscuit,” exclaims singer/guitarist Holly Ross. “It’s actually unbelievable. For him just to say nothing but “moron” over and over again fitted in with the sentiment of the song perfectly. He just GOT it. We are all morons. In a world of moronic things. In a world of moronic ideas. You are moron. I am Moron. We are Moron.”

        TRACK LISTING

        A: I, Moron
        B: Dum Dum Boys

        The Lovely Eggs

        If You Were Fruit (Deluxe Version)

          “You won't hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!” Huw Stephens, Radio One // “They have the off the wall look that is perfect pop and the cutting stripped down dynamic of a cool art crew in love with underground rock n roll” John Robb // The Lovely Eggs re-release their critically acclaimed debut album 'If You Were Fruit'. Originally released in 2009 on Cherryade Records, 'If You Were Fruit' includes the hit tracks 'Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion?' and 'I Like Birds (But I Like Other Animals Too)'.

          The Lovely Eggs continue to cement their reputation as one of the most genuinely exciting and essential bands around today. This, their first full-length record, was nominated by XFM for 'Debut Album of the Year' and showcases all the magic of their unique, funny, sad, moving, bewildering and beautiful sound.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Sexual Cowboy
          2. I Like Birds (But I Like Other Animals Too)
          3. Mices
          4. Luna Café
          5. Where's My Animal?
          6. If You Were Fruit
          7. Oh The Start
          8. ODEath
          9. Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion?
          10. Big Red Car
          11. Baulk Cushion
          12. Hey There Woodsman!
          13. The Best Moon This Side Of Town
          14. America

          BONUS TRACKS
          15. I Collect Snails
          16. I Want To Fall Off My Bike Today
          17. I Want To Be In Your Fire
          18. Oh Weird Heart

          The Lovely Eggs

          I Am Moron

            It’s a very busy time in Eggland right now. Since the release of their last album ‘This Is Eggland’ in 2017, The Lovely Eggs have sat back and watched the world mutate and slowly eat itself. However, rather than remaining frozen in despair, they have used their relentless analysis of a modern culture that is bringing the world to its knees and poured every bit of inspired anger, contempt and hysterical laughter into new album ‘I am Moron’.

            We got to hear the first results of their observations as 2020 lurched into life from its seasonal slumber, in the seething two-minute-and-fifty-seconds of rage in ‘This Decision’ and its accompanying mind-scrambling video, signaling the return of the Lancaster psych-punk duo. The single reached number #1 in both the physical and vinyl charts and was hammered by DJs at BBC 6 Music including Iggy Pop, Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson and John Kennedy at Radio X. Not a bad start to their year, at all.

            ‘I am Moron’ is their second album to be co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) and continues their journey through Eggland into the unknown, with artwork by genius artist and video director Casey Raymond, who has the unbridled talent to perfectly visualize The Lovely Eggs sound, spewing Eggland out in a swirling whirlpool of dayglo colours, melting faces and symbols.

            Throughout their 13-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 Lovely Eggs want none of it. They call out everything fake and plastic about the music industry and demand you to re-evaluate on their terms.

            ‘I Am Moron’ was self recorded by the band in Lancaster (“The Twin Peaks of Northern England”) between Lancaster Musicians Co-op and their home. During the recording, Lancaster Musicians Co-op was threatened with closure, so the band put their album on hold to fight the eviction.

            While the band were writing the album, they became fascinated by the Mars One program- 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 Holly and David who drew parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band.

            Continuing the heaviness of ‘This is Eggland’. ‘I am Moron’ brings more depth to their sound bringing 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. While in contrast, ‘Insect Repellent’ launches a gonzo-style attack against the middle classes and Bearpit questions the essence of working-class freedom.

            With no booking agent, manager, record label or publisher The Lovely Eggs are truly independent. And this isn’t due to economics. This is by design. From day one. And support for them is snowballing. They are selling out bigger and bigger venues and more eggheads are joining them in their crusade against bullshit.

            Welcome to their world. This Is Eggland!

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Even a global pandemic can't stop the infectious punk drive and soaring snarling groove of Lancaster's The Lovely Eggs from taking your worries and smashing them into a thousand pieces, as 'I Am Moron' deftly illustrates. Rawkous, wry politicism, chanting punk-rock ethics and HUGE sounds, defying all the odds with only two people in the band.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Long Stem Carnations
            2. You Can Go Now
            3. This Decision
            4. You've Got The Ball
            5. Bear Pit
            6. I Wanna
            7. 24 Eyes
            8. The Mothership
            9. Insect Repellent
            10. The Digital Hair
            11. Still Second Rate
            12. New Dawn

            The Lovely Eggs

            Still Second Rate

              “Still Second Rate” is the second single from The Lovely Eggs forthcoming album “I am Moron.” Released on limited edition 7” snot green vinyl and accompanied by mind melting artwork designed by Casey Raymond “Still Second Rate” is the latest instalment in the Lovely Eggs current catalogue of contempt for a modern culture that is bringing the world to its knees. “Still Second Rate” forces you to question the difference between value and worth. It also includes a pretty impressive re-creation by the band of the Working Tax Credit Hotline hold music! It follows on from their single “This Decision” released earlier this year which reached number #1 in both the physical and vinyl charts and was hammered by DJs at BBC 6 Music including Iggy Pop, Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson and John Kennedy at Radio X.

              For the last two years The Lovely Eggs have sat back and watched England and the rest of the planet slowly eat itself. Their new album “I am Moron” is the result of their observations. Following up from 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. Continuing the heaviness of “ This is Eggland” “I am Moron” brings more depth to their sound bringing 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. With no booking agent, manager, record label or publisher The Lovely Eggs are truly independent. And this isn’t due to economics. This is by design. From day one. And support for them is snowballing. They are selling out bigger and bigger venues and more eggheads are joining them in their crusade against bullshit. Still Second Rate is a powerful harsh hit at reality. The Lovely Eggs say it how it is. They’ve never been afraid to swim against the current and now they’ve got an army of fans behind them. 

              TRACK LISTING

              A: Still Second Rate.
              B: Jam Wild Jam.

              The Lovely Eggs

              Wildlife

                Their third album 'WILDLIFE. The Eggs returned with an album that encapsulates the isolation of extensive touring and brief time back in their home town Lancaster. The two piece raucous noise pop duo combine their gritty British northern surreal lyrics with thunderous guitars and crashing drums on this their third self-recorded gem. Working alongside Gruff Rhys who produced Allergies and Cornershop's Tjinder Singh who has remixed Food for a special digital download, Wildlife is yet another wonderful and unique album from a band who continue to cement their reputation as one of the most genuinely exciting and essential bands around today. Already lead track Allergies, the first single taken from Wildlife, released on the Too Pure Singles Club, has won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist - with 82% of the public vote and declared winner of Steve Lamacq's 6 Music Round Table as well as Artrocker's single of the month. For The Lovely Eggs 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 this their third album in three years The Lovely Eggs explore further into their own world and the bizarreness of reality and invite you to come inside to join the party, strange as it is! 

                TRACK LISTING

                1 Allergies,
                2 Don't Patent That Shoe,
                3 The Undertone,
                4.I Just Want Someone To Fall In Love With,
                5.Please Let Me Come Mooch Round Your House,
                6.David's Turn,
                7.Scooter's Got Itchy,
                8.Green Beans,
                9.Food,
                10.Cigarettes,
                11.I Am,
                12.Wildlife,
                13.Lee Mellon's Teeth,
                14.Idiot Check,
                15.William Tell,
                16 Just Won't Do It,
                17 We Really Got It,
                18 The Castle 

                Northern psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs return with a mind-melting new album. The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism. Working with a producer for the very first time, Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) lends his magic dust to bring out the best of The Lovely Eggs’ explosive blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude.

                They create their own world and invite us to join them in Eggland. The album title is a cheeky nod to Shane Meadows’ series, This Is England. It is a comment on the current state of modern Britain. 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 2 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. As Holly explains; “On this album we're saying it's OK to live life differently, we're doing it and you can do it too! “Living up here in Lancaster is kind of mad. It's a bit like the Twin Peaks of Great Britain.” The town has a rich history of the witchcraft, notoriously it was where the Pendle witches were hanged”.

                For the first time ever, the pair worked with a producer on the new album, welcoming in legendary Grammy award winning engineer Dave Fridmann to their world. “We received an email from Dave Fridmann. He had got our answerphone message, listened to our stuff and wanted to work with us. It was just totally bizarre!” The album was self-recorded at Lancaster Musician's Co-op and the Eggs’ own house. Dave Fridmann then produced it remotely. They then went out to Dave's Studio in New York State, for mixing. 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. It’s much heavier than anything they’ve done before. As Holly says: “It's pretty relentless. It kind of sounds like a chip shop on fire. We still write about everyday life and the stuff that goes on in our world, it's just the new album is more fierce”. The Lovely Eggs have been nudging towards a heavier sound with their previous album This Is Our Nowhere, which was praised by the NME, who called them; “One of the country's most beloved underground bands.” Having formed in Paris in 2006, they named themselves after a pigeon laid two eggs on an abandoned nest on the windowsill.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Arguably eggs, but undeniably lovely. It's no secret that I really like the Lovely Eggs, but have found my inner appreciation of perfect production has (ridiculously) hampered my enjoyment of this impeccable duo. I can stop being ludicrous now anyway, because 'This Is Eggland' sounds amazing, and every bit as real as their entire, superb canon.

                TRACK LISTING

                1 Hello I Am Your Sun
                2 Wiggy Giggy
                3 Dickhead
                4 I Shouldn't Have Said That
                5 Return Of Witchcraft
                6 I'm With You
                7 Repeat It
                8 Witchcraft
                9 Big Sea
                10 Let Me Observe
                11 Would You Fuck


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