City band The Lovely Eggs gearing up for major festivals after chart successes

The Lovely Eggs
The Lovely Eggs

Chart success and string of major festival dates for Lancaster band

On the back of their critically acclaimed album This Is Eggland, and their latest single Big Sea reaching number 2 in the vinyl singles charts and remaining in the top 10, as well as two sell-out tours this year, Lancaster’s DIY punk rockers The Lovely Eggs are heading back on the road.

They’ll be playing a staggering amount of summer festivals including Rebellion, Camp Bestival, Indietracks, Festival Number 6 and Greenman, and they’ve been hand-picked to perform at the Greenman Ahoy boat party in London this coming weekend.

They’ve also announced another mammoth UK tour for the autumn, which includes their biggest London headline show to date at The Scala on 28 October.

To get a taster of the Lovely Eggs’ live experience, watch the video for Big Sea, which combines fantastical animation with footage from their twelve years of touring, as Holly Ross explains; “It’s our life on film really.”

Since its release in February their Dave Fridmann produced album This is Eggland has won high praise from critics and fans alike. The Independent’s 4* review described it as “a giant leap forward” with The Guardian describing their single “Wiggy Giggy” as “marvellous.”

Self released on their own label Egg Records, This is Eggland confounded expectations, hitting number nine in the UK Independent National Album Chart, it also made it to number 23 in the UK Vinyl Charts and overall number 136 in the UK National Album Chart - although, had they towed the industry line and not sold the album direct to fans via their website and gigs before release day, they would have been in the top 45!

Their single Wiggy Giggy was number eight in the Official Vinyl Singles Chart, again despite most sales coming from gigs and their own website. The album CD had to be repressed twice and the vinyl once in the first week alone.

As industry outsiders, all this was achieved without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.

The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene.

Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) have built up a cult following, selling out gigs across the UK, as well as gaining support from BBC 6 Music and Radio One. Heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, This is Eggland brings together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism, creating an explosive blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude.