The zany, genre-fusing organism that is The Lovely Eggs have released Long Stem Carnations on limited-edition orange clear vinyl, alongside a vinyl exclusive B-side: Voyage.
With both I am Moron and the single’s extra-terrestrial themed artwork (by frequent collaborator Casey Raymond), plus Long Stem Carnation’s keyboard part; which surges the listener further into the euphoric Eggland, it is no surprise that the band’s new material was sparked by the Mars One Programme. Holly and David saw parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band. ‘Long Stem Carnations’ is a funeral march for society’s outcasts and freaks. It’s an existential voyage in cosmic form, with guitarist/vocalist Holly asking, “Is there an internal self-destruct button that cannot be destroyed?”, “We are all the pilots of our own ship. You’ve just got to remember it’s important to try and hang on and see the mission through.”
Like 2018’s incredible This Is Eggland, I am Moron was masterminded by highly sought-after producer Dave Fridmann (who has produced the likes of Tame Impala, Mogwai and more). I am Moron accumulated even more rewards for the husband and wife duo, including its immediate ascension to the Number One spot in both the UK independent charts and UK vinyl charts, as well as being BBC Radio 6’s Album of the Day.
Eager as ever to satiate fans’ appetites for their live performances, The Lovely Eggs remain resilient for rescheduled UK shows in February 2021. Explaining their decision to reschedule, they say: “We imagine that even by autumn even if gigs CAN happen, they’ll be very different to the usual Lovely Eggs experience and we don’t want that! We want the normal Egg-shaped chaos that you’ve come to expect from a Lovely Eggs gig.”, and also add, “We live to tour and tour to live. This is our life and our livelihood. Once this shitstorm is over. We want a party like no other!! Looking forward to seeing you all next year!”. See information on their 2021 shows below.
Friday 5 Gorilla MANCHESTER (SOLD OUT)
Wed 10 The Bullingdon, OXFORD (Original show tickets still valid)
Thur 11 The Loft, SOUTHAMPTON (Original show tickets still valid)
Fri 12 SWX, BRISTOL (Venue change. Fleece show tickets still valid)
Sat 13 Concorde 2, BRIGHTON (Venue change. Komedia show tickets still valid)
Sun 14 The Garage, LONDON (SOLD OUT)
Mon 15 Junction 2, CAMBRIDGE (Venue change. Portland Arms show tickets still valid)
Tues 16 Castle and Falcon, BIRMINGHAM (SOLD OUT)
Wed 17 O2 Academy, SHEFFIELD (Venue change. Network show tickets still valid)
Thurs 18 Metronome, NOTTINGHAM (New date announced!)
Fri 19 Phase One LIVERPOOL (New date announced!)
Sat 20 The Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS (SOLD OUT)
Thur 25 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE (Original show tickets still valid)
Friday 26 Stereo, GLASGOW (Venue change. CCA show tickets still valid)
Sat 27 The Mash House, EDINBURGH (Original show tickets still valid)
Sun 30 May O2 Ritz, MANCHESTER Bank Holiday Extravaganza with support from Phill Jupitus (Original show tickets still valid)
Fri 4 June Heaven, LONDON with support from Rob Auton (Original show tickets still valid)