"You won't hear another band like this between now and the end of the millennium. 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
"This my friends is fucking brilliant. It's grunge- but not as you know it."- Everett True
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 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, Young Marble Giants, 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 recorded sessions for BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM as well as being played by a host of UK DJs including Radio One's Huw Stephens and Rob da Bank and 6 Music's Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Ravenscroft and XFM's John Kennedy.
Holly (guitar/vocs) and David (drums/vocs) have also worked with comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) as well as Jad Fair from the seminal Texas band Half Japanese. Their songs appear in Canadian film Molly Maxwell and have been sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip. The pair also feature on a Radio 4 Richard Brautigan documentary, presented and in discussion with Jarvis Cocker contemplating the influence of the American surreal author on their music.
They have produced four 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 'Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)' (featuring a video with guest appearance from John Shuttleworth) fast becoming an internet hit.
Their third album 'Wildlife' (Egg Records, 2012) featured 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 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 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.
In April 2013, the pair had a baby but true to their 'no rules' philosophy they bundled their newest member in the van and took him on tour with them, racing round the UK with family and friends like a tripped out version of On The Buses with two fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window.
2015 saw The Lovely Eggs return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album 'This is Our Nowhere': a title which sums up their celebration and love of a scene which doesn’t exist in the eyes of the manufactured mainstream. Ironically the record received 8/10 in the NME.
Lead single 'Magic Onion' (made in collaboration with artist and video director Casey Raymond and released as a limited edition 7" on the Cardiff-based D.I.Y. Flower of Phong label) was accompanied by a handmade book of psychedelic/nightmarish proportions and included a B side version of the song with Sweet Baboo, who joined them in an acoustic and decidedly pickled duet. The single gained much support from BBC 6 Music and a sell out tour of the UK followed.
The second single to be released from 'This is Our Nowhere' 'Goofin' Around in Lancashire' was released in November 2016 on ltd edition 7" "fried egg" vinyl. With an accompanying video by Casey Raymond, again it sold out immediately and gained much support from BBC 6 Music, with 6 Music's Marc Riley declaring it one of his top tracks of 2015. To promote the release, the Eggs embarked on another tour of the UK, with many sold out dates and in 2015 alone were invited to perform two live sessions for Marc Riley's BBC 6 Music show.
The Lovely Eggs live in Lancaster, England.
'Goofin' Around (in Lancashire)' Ltd edition hand packaged "egg" 7". (Eggs Records) (UK) (November 2015)
'Magic Onion' Ltd edition splatter 7" (Flower of Phong) (UK) (March 2015)
'I Just Want Someone To Fall in Love With' (Download only) (UK) (Nov 2012)
'Food ' 7" (Cherryade Records) (UK) (May 2012)
'Allergies' 7" (Too Pure Singles Club) (UK) (Dec 11)
'Panic Plants' 7" (Cherryade Records) (UK) (Oct 11)
'Fuck It' 7” (Cherryade Records) (UK) (May 11)
'Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)' Ltd Edition CD (Cherryade Records) (UK) (Jan 11)
'Haunt Me Out' Ltd Ed CD with Free Laura Palmer half heart necklace (Cherryade Records) (UK) (Oct 09)
‘I Like Birds But I Like Other Animals Too’ 7” (Filthy Little Angels) (UK)(June 08)
'This is Our Nowhere' (Eggs Records) (UK) (April 2015)
'Wildlife' (Egg Records) (UK) (Nov 12)
'Cob Dominos' (Cherryade Records) (UK) (Feb 11)
'If You Were Fruit' (Cherryade records) (UK )(June 09) (Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records) (USA)(Aug 09)
‘Have You Ever Heard The Lovely Eggs?‘ (7” EP). Cherryade Records (UK) (Oct 08)
Home-made Fried Egg CD (2007)
'Songs about People We Met on Tour' (Tape) (2010) Collaboration with Hotpants Romance
'I Like Birds But I Like Other Animals Too' Dandelion Radio compilation (Odd Box Records) (UK)
'Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion?' Grrrls Talk Compilation (Four Life Entertainment)(Japan) (Oct 10)
'I Like Birds But I Like Other Animals Too’ (SXSW Liverpool Soundcity Promo Compilation CD) (March 09)
'Tyrannosaurus Rex for Christmas’ (Cherryade 4 Christmas Comp) Cherryade Records (UK) (Dec 08)
'In Watermelon Sugar’ (Recipe Book compilation) The Recipe Book Records (NL)(Sept 08)
'I’m in Your Scene’ (Ladyfest Manchester Compilation) Cherryade Records (UK)(Aug 08)
'I’m Going to Build My Snowman Better Than Yours’ (Cherryade 3 Christmas Compilation) Cherryade Records (UK)(Dec 07)
'In Watermelon Sugar’ (Ammehoelahop 12” compilation) Transformed Dreams (NL) (Oct 06)
"One of the country's most beloved underground bands. 8/10"- NME
"The Lovely Eggs are one of the most liberatingly honest bands around these days – they sing about whatever they want, however they want to do it"- This is Fake DIY
"Allergies: Single of the Month ***** "Fantastic!" - Artrocker
'They set themselves apart from any other act around, with a thrashing guitar which is reminiscent of the great bands that filled out the early Sub-Pop days.”- City Life