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The Lovely Eggs: Women Make Music

The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk-rock duo from northern England.

Recent winners of the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist – with 82% of the public vote- their single Allergies (produced by Gruff Rhys) released on the Too Pure Singles Club sold out before release day. The track also won Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Round Table, was Artrocker’s single of the month and Holly and David even roped artist-video maker Casey Raymond (who has made vids for DJ Shadow & Los Campesinos) into making them a death-shaped psychedelic spectacular promo vid featuring a guest appearance from Gruff Rhys. Final scores Punk Rock 1- Industry- 0!

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.

Their dare-to-be different approach to music (producing everything from 4 minute spine chilling melodies about death to 10 second noise blasts about shit jobs) has seen them record sessions for BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM as well as being played by UK DJs Huw Stephens, Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Sean Keavney, Bethan Elfyn, Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, John Kennedy, Chris Hawkins, Jon Hillcock and Tom Ravenscroft.

They have produced two albums.

The first ‘If You Were Fruit’ (on Cherryade Records) ranked in the top 40 records of the year by Artrocker Magazine and was nominated for XFM’s ‘Debut Album of the Year’.

The second ‘Cob Dominos'(Cherryade Records, 2011) has gained widespread critical acclaim, with ‘Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)’ (featuring a video with guest appearance from John Shuttleworth) fast becoming an internet hit.

With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs 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 Lovely Eggs live in Lancaster, England.

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