Cult psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs have had to reschedule the UK tour to promote their forthcoming album I Am Moron.
The record is due out on April 3 on their own EGG Records, and many of the accompanying live dates had already sold out. However, due to the coronavirus emergency the entire tour has had to be postponed, and will now take place in July.
Singer and guitarist Holly Ross explained: “In light of the coronavirus it was just impossible for us to go ahead with our April tour. Fortunately for us, we are used to shit hitting the fan, so we’ve rescheduled all the gigs to now take place in July instead.
“We hope everyone can still make all the rescheduled gigs and get ready for one hell of an Eggs party this summer. We’d like to thank all of the promoters we work with for helping us reschedule the dates. They’ve been absolute legends and we can’t believe we’ve put the tour back together so quickly.
“Solidarity going out to all the other bands, promoters and venues who have had to reschedule or cancel their tours. We’re all in it together. This is mad innit. Look after yourselves and see you on the other side Eggheads!”
As well as rescehduling the tour,The Lovely Eggs have shared their home-made, gloriously DIY dayglo-psych video for new single Still Second Rate, which is the latest taste of the new album. It is available on limited edition snot green vinyl, with the non-album track Jam Wild Jam on the B-side. You can order it directly from the band HERE.
“It’s interesting to think about what is really valuable in life and also in music and what is valuable to us is absolutely worthless to a lot of other people,” explains Holly, “and same goes the other way around.”
“The instrumental mid bit of this song features our version of the hold music from the working tax credit hotline. We must have spent more time on hold on that hotline than any other band on the planet.
“For the video we wanted to present a masterclass in how to not spend £20,000 on making a music video, so we made it ourselves,” she continues.
“So many bands blow so much wedge on making videos it’s a bit obscene, so we thought ‘fuck it, we’ll do it ourselves’. It’s our ethos really and is also totally in keeping with the song.
“We’ve never moaned about not having access to big budgets and not doing stuff is just not an option for us, so we always roll up our sleeves, get on with it and do the best that we can for the budget we have got, which for this was zero!”
“I suppose with the video we wanted people to question what their idea of ‘second rate’ is. ‘Second rate’ means different things to different people. So, there are a lot of images in there that invite the viewer to question their opinions on what they value.
“Then there’s a load of psychedelic footage and random images to blast the mundane out into the universe because it’s impossible to cope with the bleakness of day-to-day life without having some magic in there. So yeah, in a way this video is like a microcosm of our world. Enjoy the ride!”
Catch The Lovely Eggs live at the following rescheduled dates: