The Lovely Eggs - I Am Moron (Egg Records)

The Lovely Eggs – I Am Moron (Egg Records)

Lancastrian lo-fi psych-punk pioneers The Lovely Eggs return with I Am Moron, a blistering anarchic explosion of heart pounding rock and roll.

Holly Ross (vocals and guitar) and David Blackwell (drums) are adored on the indie scene for their no-nonsense approach to making music, live shows and running their band – there’s no booking agents, managers or publishers to see here.

What you see and hear with The Lovely Eggs, is very much what you are going to get.

An age seems to have passed since This Is Eggland, the duo’s 2017 record, and with good reason.

I Am Moron was self-recorded at Lancaster Musicians Co-op and their home. Whilst recording the album, Lancaster Musicians Co-op’s future was put in doubt and the band paused recording to to help prevent eviction from the premises (David is a Director of the Co-op). In November 2018, the local council voted to rescind the eviction notice.

This passion to help keep a vital resource for local musicians available neatly encapsulates what The Lovely Eggs are all about. They are the most authentic band in Britain.

Synths introduce ‘Long Stem Carnations’ and opens the record with intrigue and underpin cosmic vocals backed with driving drums and a thickly laid thrashy guitar. The track segues into a dreamlike state before returning to the drum-guitar tour de force. The inclusion of electronics charmingly add to the usual Egg silliness. We’re glad you’re back.

‘You Can Go Now’ tells a raft of people (Anthea Turner, Colonel Sanders) and things (football fixtures, microwave meals) where to go, albeit with a friendly wave and smile. This is a classic of their genre, a trick The Lovely Eggs pull off splendidly, and should become a live favourite.

Single ‘This Decision’ picks up the pace and rips through your headphones/speakers before the cyclical ‘You’ve Got The Ball’ entices you into a trance-like state.

The middle of the record races by with ‘Bear Pit’, ‘I Wanna’ and ‘24 Eyes’ crashing past in seven minutes and ten seconds with action packed butt-kicking fervor.

The universe is addressed in ‘The Mothership’, a sedate thoughtful ponder unlike anything the band have done before. It showcases that, for all their punk sensibilities, The Lovely Eggs can harness the genteel, serving it with care and attention

Album-closer ‘New Dream’ is a simple hypnotic groove complete with elements of backwards guitars and layered vocals that rounds it off beautifully. It’s epic and an LP standout.

I Am Moron delivers intense two minute head bangers and whimsical musings about commercialism, with a drizzle of dream pop on top.

The Lovely Eggs have provided the antidote to 2020 we’re all craving.

I Am Moron is available from Friday 3rd April on Egg Records.

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