It is with great excitement that we introduce, new Heavenly signing, audiobooks. A new project from David Wrench and Evangeline Ling. Today they release their first single ‘Gothenburg’.

“We wrote and recorded Gothenburg on the first day we hung out after meeting by chance the previous night,” the band say. “It captures the energy and excitement at the outset of a creative friendship.”

Gorilla Vs Bear have premiered the track:

“‘Gothenburg’, a spectral avant-pop song cloaked in an ominous mechanical haze that manages to enchant and disquiet at once. Ling’s otherworldly vocals hover over Wrench’s shadowy, grinding production, her ethereal and seductive whispers lulling us into a hypnotic state before devolving into an eerie, guttural growl that verges on demonic.
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If you’re going to call your band audiobooks, you’d better get your stories straight. Evangeline Ling and David Wrench have great stories. Their songs are full of them – discombobulating observations over discomfiting oscillations. There are woozy fly-on-the-wall accounts of boozy art gallery openings and out of body journeys through the capital at night, all stretched out over stuttering, glitchy glam electronics. Managing to be spontaneous and playful yet fully focused, as if driven by some pagan design, Audiobooks ride the sharp neon ley-lines that run between the north Wales coast and the grubby heart of after-hours London. These songs are Pulp fictions by an inhuman league.

Evangeline studies fine art at Goldsmiths College, working primarily with paint & pencil as seen in the artwork for ‘Gothenburg’. David is best known for his work as producer and mixer for the likes of Frank Ocean, The xx, Goldfrapp, David Byrne, Caribou, FKA Twigs, and many more artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary pop music.

audiobooks are our new favourite band. Start following the story now.

audiobooks debut single ‘Gothenburg’ is available now via Heavenly Recordings.

Buy / Stream ‘Gothenburg’

📷 Balan Evans