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The Lovely Eggs Announce Oct/Nov 2017 UK Tour

Surreal punk rockers The Lovely Eggs are back on the road in October, bringing their raucous live shows to audiences throughout the UK. This will be their first full-length UK tour in more than a year, after being hauled up in the studio working on a new album with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann. They’ll be playing one of SEEN’s favourite London venues, Oslo Hackney on Wednesday 1st November.

The DIY duo, comprising of married couple Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums), have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. Described by the NME as “one of the country’s most beloved underground bands”, the pair combine punk rock abandon with splatterings of psychedelia, carving out their own very peculiar niche and a growing army of fans.

With much support from Radio One and 6 Music, they have a staggering six BBC 6 music sessions under their belt with DJ Marc Riley declaring their last two singles “Goofin’ Around (in Lancashire)” and “Drug Braggin'” among his official top tracks of 2015 and 2016.

Their songs are beloved anthems of absurdity, truly unique and set apart from the mainstream music industry. Live, singles such as the fuzzed-out psych of “Magic Onion” and “Goofin’ Around (In Lancashire)” (from their most recent album This Is Our Nowhere) sit alongside classics such as  “Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)” and their philosophical mantra “Fuck It.” SEEN has been listening and can attest to the absurdity and uniqueness of The Lovely Eggs’ style: “Magic Onion” is fabulous! They’re a refreshing change from the usual and we can only imagine that their live shows will follow suit.

This tour The Lovely Eggs will also be debuting new material from their forthcoming album due for release in early 2018. Titled This Is Eggland, the album was produced by legendary engineer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev), flinging the resolutely DIY Eggs into a whole new world. The result is far more ambitious and raucous than their previous work. The first single from the album “I Shouldn’t Have Said That” will be released in November and will be available for preview soon. SEEN is certainly looking forward to that.

The Lovely Eggs are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground Music Scene. Welcome to Eggland. Welcome to their world!

Thur 26 Oct – Unity Works, Wakefield
Fri 27 Oct – Gorilla, Manchester
Sat 28 Oct – The Soundhouse, Leicester
Sun 29 Oct – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham
Mon 30 Oct – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tues 31 Oct – Open Norwich, Norwich
Weds 1 Nov – Oslo, London
Thurs 2 Nov – Talking Heads, Southampton
Fri 3 Nov – The Haunt, Brighton
Sat 4 Nov – The Exchange, Bristol

www.oslohackney.com

Oslo Hackney
1A Amhurst Road
London
E8 1LL

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