HOT on the heels of their rammed and raucous autumn tour, Lancaster’s very own northern psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs are to go out on tour in February.

The tour comes ahead of their forthcoming album ‘This Is Eggland’ (out 23 February on Egg Records).

Setting themselves apart from the mainstream, they’ve built up a cult following which is due to blow wide open with their mild-melting new album,produced by Flaming Lips/ Mercury Rev producer, Dave Fridmann.

You can sample what’s in store with their brand new single, “I Shouldn’t Have Said That”, which is out now. They will be supported by comedian Phill Jupitus (in his guise as Porky the Poet), and Mr Ben & the Bens.

‘This Is Eggland’ is heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously.

Married couple Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism.

Dave Fridmann lends his magic dust to bring out the best of The Lovely Eggs’ blend of motoric krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude.

The album title ‘This is Eggland’ is a nod to Shane Meadows’ series, ‘This Is England’.

It is a comment on the current state of the country, with The Lovely Eggs encouraging people to build their own worlds and create their own reality in these troubled times.

The album is about being an outsider and doing things differently, eschewing society’s conventions as they have done.

The album was self-recorded at Lancaster Musician’s Co-op (a non profit making recording studio and rehearsal rooms, where the pair met and David works) and the Eggs’ own house in Lancaster, while their three year old son was in bed.

Dave Fridmann then produced it remotely with the band sending demos and working progress back and forth.

The result is a gratifyingly rich sounding record, which still retains the raw energy of the band’s sound but harnesses a real power and dynamism.

It’s much heavier than anything they’ve done before.

As Holly says: “It’s pretty relentless. It kind of sounds like a chip shop on fire. We still write about everyday life and the stuff that goes on in our world, it’s just the new album is more fierce and really tells it like it is.”

Tour dates can be found on The Lovely Eggs’ website. Following this tour, Mr Ben & the Bens will embark on their own UK-wide tour with their label mates from Lancaster’s Bingo Records.