Crushing Death & Grief fry up:
The Lovely Eggs + Anguish Sandwich + Violet Woods
Tue 29th Nov @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge
8pm, £5 adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/130047
THE LOVELY EGGS
The Lovely Eggs are David and Holly. David plays the drums and things like the xylophone and bicycle bells and squeaky horns and slightly squeaky recorders and things like that. Holly sings and plays the guitar and a floor tom with a wooden stick with lots of thick wool tied around the end. Safely isolated from the music biz up in Lancaster, The Lovely Eggs have developed a refreshingly detached view of the world which they choose to express through the medium of unkempt pop songs. They’ve played gigs with Jad Far and Shonen Knife, both of whom are pretty good reference points for locating what The Lovely Eggs are all about - strange and fantastical images set to a load of scrunchy guitar fuzz. They love nothing more than to play in unusual places and they have performed all over the world from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley, charity shops in Leeds and tea parties in Manchester. They have slept in record shops in North Carolina, entered female arm wrestling competitions in Chicago and sang on the beach in Bournemouth. After the success of their debut album “If You Were Fruit”, The Lovely Eggs resurfaced in 2011 with their second album, “Cob Dominos” - preceded by the single “Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like it)” and its John Shuttleworth-featuring video.
Thunderingly fun reverbed up dance jams with terse lyrics and sit-down bass playing.
Some Cambridge bods out of various bands and such playing swirly jangly stuff.