The Lovely Eggs do not give up. Ever. The proudly independent Northern psychedelic punk rock duo have now, since the beginning of the pandemic, rescheduled the tour originally intended to promote the release in April 2020 of their I Am Moron album, a staggering seven times. And again, with the cancellation of Freedom Day this week, The Lovely Eggs have once again had to reschedule the gigs they had set to start in early July and have successfully pushed the dates back by a couple of weeks to meet the new restrictions.
“It’s part of the DIY culture,” explains singer/guitarist Holly Ross. “You just don’t give up. So as soon as we found out that re-opening had been pushed back, we set about heaving all our tour dates back into late July/August. We didn’t want to wait till next year. And within 24 hours we’d re-booked our UK tour for the seventh time! We are all just ready for the party now. Everyone has been looking forward to these shows for over a year and we can’t wait to bring it to em!”
These shows will be a long-awaited celebration of the critical and chart-topping success of I Am Moron and also follow on from the band’s forthcoming collaboration with Iggy Pop for the July 9th release of new single I, Moron via their own label, Egg Records.
“Being in The Lovely Eggs we’re kind of used to surreal experiences but collaborating with Iggy Pop takes the biscuit,” exclaims Holly. “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.”
In a further homage to Iggy, the B-side features The Lovely Eggs own take on Dum Dum Boys from Iggy’s defining 1977 album The Idiot.
“For the B side it made real sense to us to cover one of Iggy’s songs off The Idiot, says drummer David Blackwell. “There seemed to be a real synchronicity to it. I had this album on cassette, and it was one of the first albums that I got really into. Dum Dum Boys struck a chord with us, kind of missing the old days and the old gang we used to hang out with.”
Once again, the single will feature artwork (featuring a three headed Iggy/Eggy beast) by the brilliant Casey Raymond on one thousand yellow coloured vinyl 7” singles, recorded by The Lovely Eggs in Lancaster and mixed by Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios, NYC.
The Lovely Eggs will perform at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on 21st July 2021 and also on 16th April 2022. They will also perform at the 02 Academy in Sheffield on 29th July 2021 and The Crescent in York on 29th May 2022.