audiobooks announce news of the ‘Gulliver EP’ due for release 14 April, to co-inside with headline UK dates.
The lead single ‘Burnt Pictures’ featuring our very own OneDa is Burnt Pictures is all chorus.
Every line is quotable, every riff irresistible, it’s an relentless and addictive electronic bounce with a synthesised flourish that features the contrasting voices of Manchester MC OneDa and audiobooks’ Evangeline Ling who continues to burrow brilliantly into the psyche of the denizens of the twilight hours.
Filmed on the slate grey Ogwen Beach on a cold Welsh winter weekend, the video for ‘Burnt Pictures’ explores trying to erase memories. Pictures etched into the mind that won’t easily burn away. The clip was directed by David’s eldest son Louis and features his youngest child Auberon.
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“Burnt Pictures is unlike anything we’ve written before,” audiobooks say. “When we toured for Astro Tough we took along the brilliant Oneda to open for some of the shows. We were playing Burnt Pictures as part of the set to try and explore different structures, and we invited up Oneda to freestyle with us, and it was exactly what the track was missing.”
“Inspiration for the track came from 60’s Czech New Wave Cinema classic ‘Daises’ which I put on silently on a screen in the studio while Evangeline improvised lyrics to it.”
audiobooks’ ; ‘Gulliver’ EP follows 2021’s critically acclaimed Astro Tough LP and the band’s celebrated 2018 debut, ‘Now! In a Minute’. First single ‘Burnt Pictures’ is all chorus. Every line is quotable, every riff irresistible, it’s an unrelenting and addictive electronic bounce with a synthesised flourish that features the contrasting voices of Manchester MC OneDa while audiobooks’ Evangeline Ling continues to burrow brilliantly into the psyche of the twilight hours.
3rd June – Yes basement – Manchester, UK
4th June – Headrow House – Leeds, UK
5th June – The Louisiana June – Bristol, UK
6th June – Oslo – London, UK
7th June – Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
8th June – Patterns – Brighton, UK