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The Lovely Eggs - I am Moron: Album review

As the first bars of psychedelic synth kicked in on this album, I literally felt like I had been thrown into a 1980s space-age computer game.

Then, I was suddenly shaken around and dreamt I’d been transported into a full-on crazy party.

If that sounds a bit mad, it is. But I think that’s what this Lancaster psych-punk duo (married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell) are actually aiming to achieve. In fact, it’s a lot of fun.

I am Moron - The Lovely Eggs. Album artwork provided by Sonic PR.
I am Moron - The Lovely Eggs. Album artwork provided by Sonic PR.

The tracks on here are downright bizarre. The first track, for instance, is called ‘Long Stemmed Carnations’ and the album-title 'I am Moron' is, well a bit different in itself!

But now is perhaps the time for a little escapism and, although I didn’t think this album would be up my street, it’s not bad.

There are hints of the ‘Ting Tings’ and the ‘All Seeing I’ here. It’s mind-scrambling and surreal as the duo present their own take on various goings-on in the world and speak their minds. This is obviously before the world’s current events.

While the duo were writing the album, they say they also became fascinated by the Mars One program - where applicants are offered a one-way ticket to Mars, never to see Earth again. This fascinated Holly and David who drew parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band.

The album is out now.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall

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