Item added to your cart.

Checkout
Close
Artist
audiobooks
ReleaseProduct
Astro Tough
Label
Heavenly Recordings
Catalogue Number
HVNLP183C
Release Date
October 1, 2021

Genres

Press Release

David Wrench and Evangeline Ling – aka audiobooks – are pleased to announce details of their second full length album, “Astro Tough”, due for release 1 October 2021 via Heavenly Recordings.

Based on a childhood memory infused with ambiguity and open to interpretation, ‘The Doll’ is a bereavement curve set to music and deals with the stages of grief from loss and denial to acceptance. The accompanying video depicts a child exploring typically crowded spaces left empty during the pandemic in South London and Kent.

“I had the idea for The Doll video while out for a walk,” Wrench explains. “I was watching a child walk confidently, checking their surroundings, taking it all in. I started to recall how the world used to look as a child. I was lucky to grow up in the countryside and to be able to walk alone in nature. My father was a sportsman (he won a Commonwealth medal for Wales for Weightlifting) and a PE teacher, so I used to go with him and spend time in empty sports venues. There is a special atmosphere to places built for crowds when they are empty. It struck me that a video based on a child exploring these empty spaces and finding something that had been lost would make a really fitting film for our track The Doll.”

audiobooks threw absolutely everything at their 2018 debut album, Now! (in a minute), a hectic, head-spinning blast of freewheeling freak-pop genius. On its follow-up, Astro Tough, due for release 1 October 2021 via Heavenly Recordings, they’ve somehow found a way to ramp things up even further, concentrating their chaotic energy and inherent weirdness into a record that’s bigger, deeper and more powerful than even its predecessor.

Track List

1 The Doll
2 LaLaLa It’s The Good Life
3 The English Manipulator
4 He Called Me Bambi
5 Blue Tits
7 First Move
8 Driven By Beef
9 Trouble In Business Class
10 Black Lipstick
11 Farmer

audiobooks

Heavenly Recordings

View More

Experimental Pop and New Wave

View More

Limited Editions

View More
Close
Loading:
--:-- --:--

This site uses cookies. For information, please read our cookies policy.

Accept Cookies
Edit cookies preferences