THE PRESS RELEASE: “For the last two years, The Lovely Eggs have watched England and the rest of the world slowly crumble. Their new album I am Moron contains their observations and relentless analysis of a modern culture that has brought humanity to its knees. I am Moron is the follow-up to The Lovely Eggs’ critically acclaimed 2018 album This is Eggland. It marks their second album co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) and continues their journey through Eggland and into the unknown. Throughout their 13-year career, married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell have embraced isolation. They’ve chosen to shun ordinary social conventions and dedicate their band and their life to the pursuit of what feels right. On I Am Moron, the Eggs retain the emotional weight of This is Eggland while using a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness to deepen their sound. Some songs flicker between earthly realism and the otherworldly loneliness of a one-way space mission.”
MY TWO CENTS: “Still! Second! Rate!” proclaim The Lovely Eggs near the end of their sixth album I Am Moron. That might be true about countless things in this life and this word, but it most definitely does not apply to the Lancaster DIY duo — or their latest magnificently demented release. Granted, it isn’t always easy to describe the candy-coloured collision of scrappy punk and wigged-out psychedelia that indie-rock power couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell mischievously and exuberantly spew over the course of this dozen-song oddity. And to be sure, wild and woolly nuggets like 24 Eyes, You’ve Got The Balls, The Digital Hair and Insect Repellent could very well leave you at a loss for words. But if all that ain’t a first-rate example of irrepressible attitude and uncompromising originality, I don’t know what is. If that makes me a moron, so be it.