The Lovely Eggs have announced that a new track ‘I, Moron’ featuring Iggy Pop will be released 03 July this year via their label, Egg Records.
The new single follows from the band’s sixth studio album, I Am Moron, released in April 2020 to critical acclaim.
Iggy Pop played the Lancaster band on his 6 Music radio show before collaborating with them on the new track.
“Being in The Lovely Eggs we’re kind of used to surreal experiences but collaborating with Iggy Pop takes the biscuit,” exclaims singer and guitarist Holly Ross.
“It’s actually unbelievable. For him just to say nothing but “moron” over and over again fitted in with the sentiment of the song perfectly. He just got it. We are all morons. In a world of moronic things. In a world of moronic ideas. You are moron. I am Moron. We are Moron.”
In a further homage to Iggy, the B-side features The Lovely Eggs own take on ‘Dum Dum Boys’ from Iggy’s defining 1977 album The Idiot.
The single will feature artwork (pictured above) by Casey Raymond on one thousand yellow coloured vinyl 7” singles, recorded by The Lovely Eggs in Lancaster and mixed by Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios, NYC.
The band have also announced their rescheduled tour for 2021 and 2022 with upgraded venues in Bristol and Brighton.
The Lovely Eggs will be making stops at Sheffield, O2 Academy, Manchester, Gorilla and Ritz, plus, Leeds Brudenell.
You can see their full tour dates below and purchase tickets here.
Thur 8 Metronome, Nottingham
Fri 9 SWX, Bristol [Venue upgrade. Original tickets still valid]
Sat 10 Concorde 2, Brighton [Venue upgrade. Original tickets still valid]
Sun 11 The Loft Southampton
Mon 12 The Garage, London SOLD OUT
Tues 13, The Bullingdon, Oxford
Thur 15 02 Academy, Sheffield
Fri 16, Phase One, Liverpool
Fri 23 Gorilla, Manchester SOLD OUT
Thurs 7 Castle and Falcon, Birmingham SOLD OUT
Fri 8, Heaven, London
Mon 11 Junction 2, Cambridge
Sat 16, The Brudenell, Leeds SOLD OUT
Thur 26 The Cluny, Newcastle
Fri 27 Stereo, Glasgow
Sat 28 The Mash House, Edinburgh SOLD OUT
Sun 29 The Crescent, York
Mon 30 Sub Rooms, Stroud
Tues 31 Clwb Ivor Bach, Cardiff
Wed 1 Face Bar, Reading
Fri 3 02 Ritz, Manchester