The Egg (band)

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The Egg
OriginOxford, England
GenresElectronica, trip hop, neo-psychedelia
Years active1994–present
MembersNed Scott
Matt White
Paul Marshall
Maff Scott

The Egg are a British electronic dance music band, consisting of Ned Scott (keyboards), Maff Scott (drums), Paul Marshall (bass) and Matt White (lead guitar).

History[edit]

Founded in the early 1990s in Oxford, England the Egg released its first album, the EP Shopping (1995) on the independent record label, Cup of Tea Records. Having been signed by China Records, in 1996 the band released the album Albumen; in the US on Discovery Records in 1997. In 1998 the follow-up album, Travelator, was released, produced by Tim Holmes of Death in Vegas. In 2000, the group recorded the theme tune to the Yorkshire Television show, At Home with the Braithwaites.

Following Travelator, the Egg began exploring the new directions. Following their Mellowmania EP in 2002, they were signed by Bar de Lune Records, a subsidiary of Beechwood Music. Beechwood folded the following year just before a return with their new album, Forwards, (produced by Benji Vaughan) and subsequently released on Squarepeg Records in 2004.

The single "Walking Away" (featuring Sophie Barker of Zero 7) was released in 2005, and further remixes commissioned by licensees. This became a crossover hit, and spawned the bootleg by David Guetta, "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)", to reach #3 in the UK Singles Chart in August 2006.

In 2006, The Egg played at The Big Chill, Bestival, Glastonbury, and other venues across Europe. The following year saw more UK music festivals appearances.

In 2007 they toured Australia and Brazil for the first time playing most major cities in each country.

In 2008, The Egg contributed the song "Trails and Tribulations" to the Songs for Survival Survival International charity album, and later in the year they played at Camp Bisco 7 in New York City. They also toured the United States extensively in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Ned Scott (keyboards)
  • Maff Scott (drums)
  • Paul Marshall (bass)
  • Matt White (guitars, vocals)

Touring members[edit]

  • Todd Graft / Max Hattler (visuals)
  • Shaun Hunter (sound engineering)

Former touring members[edit]

  • Drew Thane (2009, US tour only)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1996 Albumen
  • 1998 Travelator
  • 1999 Get Some Mixes Together
  • 2004 Forwards
  • 2006 Forwards Special Edition
  • 2012 Something To Do

Live albums[edit]

  • 2008 Live at Cargo
  • 2009 Live at Camp Bisco
  • 2009 Live in Saint Louis (video)

EPs[edit]

  • 1995 Get Some Money Together featuring remix by Fila Brazilia, Heights of Abraham, Statik Sound System
  • 1995 Shopping EP
  • 2003 Mellowmania

Singles[edit]

  • 1997 "Bend" - Fila Brazilia mixes etc.
  • 1997 "Get Some Money to Get Her" (Discovery USA)
  • 1998 "Getting Away With It" - mixes by Rollo Armstrong, streetlife originals - #56 UK
  • 1999 "Hey Charlie" - mixes by Next men
  • 2006 "Walking Away" - mixes by Grand National, Dusty Kid Pop and Tocadisco
  • 2006 "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)" vs. David Guetta - #3 UK
  • 2007 "Nothing" - mixes by Cicada, Dusty Kid Pop and Plimsol
  • 2012 "Catch" - mixes by Psychemagik, The C90s, Hurukan and Tom Laroye

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