Staff review, 23 October 2008
As if they weren't absolutely mad enough, now we have The Lovely Eggs. Brett thinks Phil is a massive cunt for admitting this lo-fi, ramshackle mess of an EP ('Have You Ever Heard the Lovely Eggs') is "growing on him". I'm with Phil here. I'm too old to be so cynical and I reckon Peel would have loved the skewed gobbledegook lyrics mostly sang by a screechy woman-child with her male partner in crime comin' on like a DIY Hazlewood/Calvin Johnson to her possessed Nancy (Spungen). Like a 9 year old's insane poetry set to shambling 'K' records indie that posiitively radiates with charm, spunk and a relentless crapness that is pretty tongue in cheek. I think the bloke is muttering on to someone else half the time making it sound like a cross between Prolapse, Moldy Peaches & Joy Zipper. They go from seriously trashed anti folk to balls out lo-fi punk. Brett hates the gutter kindergarten aspect cos he is the God of serious rock (or because it's done in such an irritatingly knowing way here, with vocals that go RIGHT THE FUCK THROUGH YOU - Brett ;)) but we're all a bit retarded us older sorts so are quite taken with such a determined & demented racket. 5 tunes, one yellow vinyl 7" on Cherryade. Lancaster 1, Brett 0
Just heard them on 6Music. Fab retro indie - I shall be purchasing!