The Lovely Eggs will release their brand new mind-melting new album This Is Eggland on limited edition fried egg vinyl, especially for Record Store Day on 21 April. Limited to 500 copies, the LP will appear in a special hand-packed sleeve, designed by the band with the fried egg in its own polythene display sleeve with a uniquely designed cardboard top.
Having played at Huddersfield’s Vinyl Tap Records as part of their Record Store Day announcement celebrations, The Lovely Eggs will also be playing an instore on Record Store Day itself at Rough Trade in Nottingham.
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Following their sold-out tour in February, The Lovely Eggs have also announced the supports for their forthcoming May dates, with Mr Ben & The Bens returning as firm favourite of the band (and endorsed by 6 Music’s Marc Riley). Whilst Phill Jupitus as Porky The Poet graced their recent shows, this time they’ll be taking out comedian and poet Rob Auton.
This Is Eggland confounded expectations by being music industry outsiders The Lovely Eggs’ first foray in to the UK charts, with the album hitting number 9 in the UK Independent National Album Chart, it also made it to number 23 in the UK Vinyl Charts and overall they were number 136 in the UK National Album Chart.
Their single “Wiggy Giggy” was number 8 in the Official Vinyl Singles Chart. The album CD has already been repressed twice and the vinyl once since its release a week ago. This is all without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.
The album title is a cheeky nod to Shane Meadows’ series, This Is England. It is a comment on the current state of modern Britain. The album is about being an outsider and doing things differently, eschewing society’s conventions as they have done. Since having their son in 2013, the pair have taken him on tour with them, racing round the UK with 2 fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window. They have also remained in their hometown of Lancaster, despite its cultural and geographical isolation.
As Holly explains; “On this album we’re saying it’s OK to live life differently, we’re doing it and you can do it too! “Living up here in Lancaster is kind of mad. It’s a bit like the Twin Peaks of Great Britain.” The town has a rich history of the witchcraft, notoriously it was where the Pendle witches were hanged”.