The Lovely Eggs - "Panic Plants"
They have the off the wall look that is perfect pop and the cutting stripped down dynamic of a cool art crew in love with underground rock n roll - John Robb
Cherryade is over the moon to present its 42nd release - the brand new single from The Lovely Eggs!
“Panic Plants” is the third single to be taken from the Lancaster-based duo’s critically acclaimed second album, Cob Dominos, released on Cherryade in February this year, and is yet another work of genius from one of the most genuinely exciting, innovative, original and compelling bands around today, to be released on Monday 31st October.
“Panic Plants”, which features backing vocals from a chorus of numerous Lancaster luminaries, is a vibrant, effervescent tale of living with OCD, as told by The Lovely Eggs in their own inimitable way! It is backed with three fantastic, exclusive new B-sides, “She’s Got The Wine”, “Creepin’” and “Furness Mountain”; it will be available from all good record shops (distributed by Cargo), through all major digital distributors, direct from the band themselves on their upcoming tour, and direct from this page.
The Lovely Eggs’ recent single “Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)”, also from Cob Dominos, has been touted as an early contender for single of the year, with its video (featuring John Shuttleworth as the man with the sausage roll thumb) fast becoming an internet hit. “This song deserves to be yelled from every rooftop in every street in Britain” wrote legendary music critic Everett True, and if the reaction to their recent tours are anything to go by, people might well be heading out of their skylights sooner than you think. The band's dare-to-be different approach to music has seen them record sessions for Radio One, 6 Music and XFM, as well as being played by DJs Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Bethan Elfyn, Marc Riley, Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, John Kennedy, Chris Hawkins, Jon Hillcock and Tom Ravenscroft. With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have been featured in Artrocker Magazine and The Guardian, as well as Maximum Rock and Roll.
Their debut album If You Were Fruit ranked in the top 40 records of the year by Artrocker Magazine and was nominated for XFM's 'Debut Album of the Year'. The band have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas (where they also recorded with legendary musician and hero Jad Fair). They have become well known for their live performances and have played everywhere from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley and charity shops in Leeds. The second single from their second album Cob Dominos, “Fuck It”, was released on limited edition 7" in May; DJs could not play it and it was released on a Bank Holiday when all the shops were shut.
Here are some of the things reviewers said about The Lovely Eggs' last single:
It’s another dose of perfectly skewed pop from the king and queen of skew that sounds like The Moldy Peaches with tourettes - The Devil Has The Best Tuna
Sweet, unsettling, and unexpectedly affecting - The Line Of Best Fit
Thanks To The Lovely Eggs I feel just a little bit more liberated than I did 5 minutes ago - New Singles Reviews
'Panic Plants' was released on October 31st 2011. Tracklisting is:
1. Panic Plants
2. She's Got The Wine
4. Furness Mountain
Read the reviews!
"Panic Plants" (7") £3.00