The Lovely Eggs
Long Stem Carnations
Backed by brand new B side “The Voyage”, “Long Stem Carnations” was inspired by the Mars One programme, a global project which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.
Applicants are offered a one way ticket- never to see earth again. This fascinated Holly and David who drew parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band. “Long Stem Carnations” is a funeral march for society’s outcasts and freaks. It’s an existential voyage in cosmic form. “Is there an internal self destruct button that cannot be destroyed?” said Holly. “We are all the pilots of our own ship. You've just got to remember it’s important to try and hang on and see the mission through."
- Long Stem Carnations
- The Voyage