EGGSISTENTIALISM: “It’s about dragging yourself through all the shit”

LANCASTER psych-punk duo THE LOVELY EGGS have just launched latest album ‘Eggsistentialism,‘ – via their own Egg Records.

Earlier this month the band returned with new single ‘My Mood Wave,’ their first new music in almost four years.

“The new album is really a reflection on what has been happening to us these last couple of years, stewing up in Eggland in our own juices,” explains Holly Ross. “It’s about loss and strength. On this album you’ll hear us at our lowest and most vulnerable. Daily life is hard. Realising everything you grew up with and loved is never coming back, alongside the responsibilities of caring for others is sometimes hard to take. The album is about life and death. Eggsistentialism. It’s about dragging yourself through all the shit to get to the other side.

“It’s a bit of a ‘wilderness years’ album. We haven’t released a new record since 2020 and in the meantime, we’ve been here fighting shit and trying to defend a right to a lifestyle that we’ve enjoyed here in this town for the last thirty-plus years – as working musicians who refuse to get a ‘normal’ job and tow the line. It’s about believing in something and not letting go. But that unwillingness to give in ultimately takes its toll. It does start to destroy you and the album is kind of a documentation of that destruction and collapse as well as the strength we’ve got to get through it all. Ultimately, this is a hopeful record about survival.”

The album was recorded in Lancaster and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips) at Tarbox Road Studios, New York. 

May 23        Glasgow, St Lukes
24                Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
25                Newcastle, The Grove
26                Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club (sold out)
27                Birmingham, XOYO
28                Bristol, Thekla
29                Brighton, Chalk
30                London, Earth
31                Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
June 01       Manchester, New Century

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(Artwork by Casey Raymond)

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