The Lovely Eggs – “Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion”


The Lovely Eggs - "Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion"

Not the most intriguing song title, but Holly and David of The Lovely Eggs combine old-school DIY, plucky charm of bright, sing-song vocals and cheeky lyrics about accordions, scorpions, and…yes, beef bourguignon (love the British accent on that word) – with a sudden descent into a shouty, discordant inferno of chaos at the end of the tune.

The band’s album, If You Were Fruit, was released in the U.K. on June 1st and will drop soon in the U.S. on the Happy Happy Birthday To Me record label. 

The song starts off slowly, with a cheerfully mischievous Holly inquiring “Have you ever heard a digital accordion?”, and then a brisk, upbeat guitar strum and hand clap-like clacking come in, supporting Holly’s sing-talking vocals.  David chimes in on bits of the chorus, sounding like a blasé Jarvis Cocker, along with the stroke of an occasional guitar chord, and they both feign a dismayed “Oh, dear…” at the thought of the listener never having heard a digital accordion or never having fought a deadly scorpion.

Holly and David cap off the last quarter of the song in madcap style, showing off their more rockin’ side with a surprise deviation from the preceding twee sensibility as the song devolves into distorted noise clashing with strummed guitar, layered shouts, and Holly sing-talking in an emphatic, but still perky, tone.  Pay close attention to the lyrics, because there is a reason for the musical conflagration… 

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