Lancastrian funsters The Lovely Eggs are up to their ninth self-released 7-inch, and Magic Onion won’t disappoint, especially if you enjoy demented artwork, which appears both on the cover and in a bonus handmade book that comes with the record! ‘Green Onion Splatter Vinyl’ too. On the Eggs’ own Flower of Phong / Lovely Eggs Records.
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- PHONG44 / Limited green onion splatter vinyl 7" + Riso printed booklet on Flower of Phong / Lovely Eggs Records. Edition of 500 copies
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- Magic Onion by The Lovely Eggs
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 22 April 2015
It was in the pre-amble to a Milky Wimpshake gig when I wondered just what is it about indie-pop that makes grown people act, sing, dress and behave like children? I wouldn't care if those people were just out of University but many are in their 40's and 50's.
The Lovely Eggs are a case in point. They are no spring chickens but sound much more like a teenage bedroom punk guitar band than anyone of that age who is probably trying to be Ed Harcourt or Mumford and Sons. What must their children think? 'Magic Onion' (or 'un-ion' as it is sung in exaggerated northern vowels) sounds kind of like a female John Cooper Clark/Frank Sidebottom cross-breed singing over some Thirteenth Floor Elevators jam. It's nice and lively in its two chord psych wibbliness if somewhat irritating. Overleaf you get 'Raw Onion' which has made with Sweet Baboo in tow. It's fuzzy tot-punk for dancing kidults.
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