Music Q&A: The Lovely Eggs

The Lancaster psychedelic punks and married couple head out on tour ahead of the release of new album This Is Eggland. They play Lancaster (8 Feb), Leeds (9 Feb), Hull (13 Feb) and Manchester (17 Feb)

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What informs your music and songwriting?
Everyday life really and the sharp reality of what is happening everyday on a microcosmic level. We’re also influenced a lot by books and authors – you know, ones with a really great and unique style and way of looking at life, like Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins and Castle Freeman. We philosophise a lot too about stuff so our themes are either really frigging mundane or blow-yer-mind massive! It’s just interesting to be alive, innit, and our songs sort of celebrate that and examine what we’re like and questions why shit is like it is.

How have you evolved as a band over the years?
We’ve got louder and heavier. More trout rock. Our new album sounds like a chip shop on fire.

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
Just finishing up making a fanzine to release alongside out new album This is Eggland which is out on 23 Feb. We asked all our friends to contribute so we’re putting it all together at the moment. We’ve also just finished making the video to our new single Wiggy Giggy, which we did on a budget of six quid (the cost of a bag of plasticine).

What’s on your rider?
Cider, lager, red wine, milk, bits of food, summat dinosaur-related for our little lad.

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.
Most surreal experience was playing a gig in a scrap yard just outside Los Angeles. It had a gem rock museum inside. That was pretty fucking surreal. Whatever embarrassing stuff we’ve done, we’ve done when we’re drunk so can’t remember it! Thank fuck!

What song do you wish you’d written?
Happy Birthday To You. We’d be frigging millionaires!

What’s your worst lyric?

“People are twats” (but they are so we’ll stand by it).

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