Following last years album ‘Astro Tough,’ audiobooks are back with a brand new single, ‘Tryna Tryna Take Control.’

The duo made up of David Wrench and Evangeline Ling have a run of headline shows this month and festival appearances coming up this summer.


Speaking about “Tryna Tryna Take Control,” audiobooks say:

“After having to wait so long between finishing recording Astro Tough and its release, we wanted to record and release something quickly. This track draws musical inspiration from 70s Brazilian legends Caetano Veloso, and Milton Nasciomento as well as smooth 80s pop stars Sade and Terence Trent D’Arby …. but all put together with a very post punk attitude.”

They add, in their characteristically cryptic fashion:

“Things are not always as they appear. Goody Two-Shoes are often very confusing. On one level they want everyone to see their halo and on another they want to put everybody else down. Their halo is made of plastic, it’s just for show! What better name for an Owl than Ronnie O Sullivan? The enigmatic snooker genius who can simultaneously play with wild instinct and killer precision.”


23 Feb • London • Colours Hoxton
24 Feb • Brighton • Komedia Studio
25 Feb • Margate • Elsewhere
26 Feb • Dark Arts Festival Leeds, UK • Belgrave Music Hall
27 Feb • Future Days Festival, Birmingham, UK • The Crossing
01 Mar • Glasgow • Broadcast
02 Mar • Hull • Adelphi
03 Mar • Blackpool • Bootleg Social
30 Mar • Leciester • O2 Academy*
31 Mar – Cambridge, UK – Junction Clifton Way*
02 Apr • Newcastle • Boilershop*
23 Apr • DIY Festival, London • Pickle Factory
01 Sept to Sept 3rd • End of the Road
*supporting Dry Cleaning


On Astro Tough audiobooks are completely sincere. They’re also completely joyous, wild, angry, powerful, hilarious, vicious, vulnerable and intense, and most of all completely brilliant. It’s the sound of David Wrench and Evangeline Ling reaching new peaks of creativity, more confident than ever before in their abilities to forge something focussed, singular and unique out of the explosive combination of their talents.



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