FLOODED with pure catchiness aimed straight at your grin glands, the completely irrepressible Lottery Winners are straight outta Leigh with a song which summer itself might’ve designed, “Favourite Flavour”.
Lyrically centred on all the fun and sweet things, chocolate chip and buttercream, berry sauce and ice cream, it’s a cute-as proper lurvesong. “When I come home, knots inside me come undone,” sings Thom. Awww though. You want someone to gaze at you adoringly at you like they do – that’s proper winning the lottery.
It’s the second single taken from their autumn album, Something To Leave The House For, following May’s festival field readymade “Times Are Changing”.
Thom says of “Favourite Flavour”: “It’s a fun song. It doesn’t take itself too seriously.
“My fiancé is a nurse, and one night I was writing a song in the garage and she came in and asked if she could help. I said yes, to humour her, and then she starts singing this amazing melody. I was fuming. She’s just good at everything.”
The four-piece have a rescheduled UK tour to look forward to in the autumn, which now comes both bookended by and peppered with festival appearances pretty much the length and breadth of it, as they say. The full itinerary is as follows:
Friday, June 25th, Sheffield, Tramlines Festival;
Friday, August 6th, Horncastle, Beyond The Woods Festival;
Friday, August 13th, Whitehaven, The Boof Festival;
Saturday, August 14th, Cardiff Castle, supporting Kaiser Chiefs;
Sunday, August 22nd, Ottery St Mary, Beautiful Days Festival;
Friday, August 27th, Portsmouth, Victorious Festival;
Sunday, August 29th, Bolton, Food and Drink Festival;
Wednesday, September 1st, Brighton, The Prince Albert;
Thursday, September 2nd, Southampton, Joiners;
Friday, September 3rd, Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon;
Saturday, September 4th, Lancaster, Highest Point Festival;
Sunday, September 5th, Nottingham, Bodega;
Tuesday, September 7th, Bristol, Thekla;
Wednesday, September 8th, Leeds, The Key Club;
Thursday, September 9th, Blackpool, Bootleg Social;
Friday, September 10th, Wigan, The Boulevard;
Saturday, September 11th, Stoke, The Sugarmill;
Friday, September 17th, Manchester, Food and Drink Festival;
Saturday, September 18th, London, The Roundhouse, supporting Frank Turner;
Wednesday, September 22nd; Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms;
Thursday, September 23rd, London, Oslo;
Saturday, September 25th, Manchester, The Ritz;
Thursday, September 30th, Sheffield, The Leadmill;
Saturday, October 2nd, Liverpool, Sound City;
Saturday, October 9th, Stockton-on-Tees, NE Volume;
Friday, October 22nd, Macclesfield, Suburban Hymns Festival (main stage);
Saturday, October 23rd, Newcastle, Hit the North Festival (main stage), and
Saturday, December 11th, Birmingham, Sonic Wave Festival (main stage).
Tickets for all dates and are available at the band’s at website and via their social media.
The Lottery Winners’ “Favourite Flavour” is out now on all digital streaming platforms and is taken from their forthcoming second album, Something To Leave The House For; that’ll be out on September 24th digitally, on cassette, CD and pale blue vinyl, with a dizzying array of band member covers and bundling options; get yourself over to the Lottery Winners’ website for yours.