The Lovely Eggs announce rescheduled tour dates for 2021 as well as new single, Long Stem Carnations, we have the necessary.
The Lovely Eggs will release brand new single Long Stem Carnations on Friday July 10 on Egg Records.
The track, taken from their number one selling album I am Moron will be released on limited-edition coloured 7” vinyl.
Backed by brand new B side The Voyage, Long Stem Carnations was inspired by the Mars One programme, 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 Lovely Eggs’ Holly and David who drew parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band. Long Stem Carnations is a funeral march for society’s outcasts and freaks.
It’s an existential voyage in cosmic form. “Is there an internal self-destruct button that cannot be destroyed?” said Holly.
“We are all the pilots of our own ship. You’ve just got to remember it’s important to try and hang on and see the mission through.”
I am Moron, bears the fruit of The Lovely Eggs’ second collaboration with Grammy award winning producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, MGMT, Tame Impala) at his studio in upstate New York.
It captures the zeitgeist of post Brexit Britain and mysteriously seems to point towards the unimaginable future we’re now living in. Many songs on the album are about isolation and living a new way in a different world.
When The Lovely Eggs made I am Moron it was like they had a crystal ball.
Sonically, the album brings 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.
Upon its release I am Moron went straight to Number One in the UK Independent Album Charts.
Despite all of the deserved praise and success, the band have obviously been gutted to not be able to play live throughout this period, and due to the on-going Coronavirus situation, have made the tough decision to cancel all scheduled live appearances this year and have focused their attentions and hopes on a UK tour in February 2021.
“This is an absolute gutter for us but with little direction from the government, we don’t want to put people’s safety and lives at risk.
“We imagine that even by autumn even if gigs CAN happen, they’ll be very different to the usual Lovely Eggs experience and we don’t want that! We want the normal Egg-shaped chaos that you’ve come to expect from a Lovely Eggs gig.
“So, we’ve taken the decision to postpone our touring until next year. All tickets for the old shows originally scheduled for April and rescheduled for July are now valid for the new shows in February. In the cases where we have seen a venue change/upgrade the tickets for the original show in that city remain valid.
“Our shows at O2 Ritz in Manchester and Heaven in London have been rescheduled to May. We really hope people hang onto their tickets, not get refunds and join us next year. We live to tour and tour to live. This is our life and our livelihood. Once this shitstorm is over. We want a party like no other!! Looking forward to seeing you all next year!”
The Lovely Eggs are wilfully independent. With NINE BBC 6 music sessions under their belt, as well as sessions for Radio One and Radio X, they have enjoyed huge support from UK radio. And they continue to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.
They have produced six albums. Fifth album This is Eggland saw their first encounter with Dave Fridmann as producer/mixer after Holly left a drunken message on his studio answerphone asking him to work with them. Dave got back in touch with them a year later and Eggland was born.
The Lovely Eggs are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands of the Great British Underground. Welcome to their world. Welcome To Eggland!
Catch the band live at the following dates in February 2021:
Friday 5 Gorilla MANCHESTER (SOLD OUT)
Wed 10 The Bullingdon, OXFORD (Original show tickets still valid)
Thur 11 The Loft, SOUTHAMPTON (Original show tickets still valid)
Fri 12 SWX, BRISTOL (Venue change. Fleece show tickets still valid)
Sat 13 Concorde 2, BRIGHTON (Venue change. Komedia show tickets still valid)
Sun 14 The Garage, LONDON (SOLD OUT)
Mon 15 Junction 2, CAMBRIDGE (Venue change. Portland Arms show tickets still valid)
Tues 16 Castle and Falcon, BIRMINGHAM (SOLD OUT)
Wed 17 O2 Academy, SHEFFIELD (Venue change. Network show tickets still valid)
Thurs 18 Metronome, NOTTINGHAM (New date announced!)
Fri 19 Phase One LIVERPOOL (New date announced!)
Sat 20 The Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS (SOLD OUT)
Thur 25 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE (Original show tickets still valid)
Friday 26 Stereo, GLASGOW (Venue change. CCA show tickets still valid)
Sat 27 The Mash House, EDINBURGH (Original show tickets still valid)
Sun May 30 O2 Ritz, MANCHESTER Bank Holiday Extravaganza with support from Phill Jupitus (Original show tickets still valid)
Fri June 4 Heaven, LONDON with support from Rob Auton (Original show tickets still valid)