Track Of The Day #660: The Lovely Eggs - Magic Onion

Track Of The Day #660: The Lovely Eggs – Magic Onion


The Lovely Eggs are adored for their insidious impish awkwardness and their want for exacting dislocated and disfigured sub-three-minute aural paint bombs that oft enacted an acutely teasing bite. This northern duo ushered in moments of devilishly insane fun to a pop world: so often disturbed by a follow the leader safeness and the stale dull drabness of an overbearing music machine.

And then the blighters disappeared from our eye line and out of earshot, to pursue riches and fame or so we hoped. So after a long break they return, with the promise of a new album ‘This Is Our Nowhere’ and an even newer single ‘Magic Onion’ out via the flower of Phong imprint, where it’ll arrive on limited quantities of green onion splatter vinyl with the addition of a Casey Raymond hand produced booklet.

‘Magic Onion’ is essentially The Fall in some shroom blurred kaleidoscopic Carroll-esque wonderland. Redecorated by those surrealist Mighty Boosh dudes, found craftily re-trimming lost Pebbles happenings from some secret psychedelic swirled shed located on the outer edges of reality. Freakishly fried stuff.

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