(Credit: Rachel Lipsitz)

audiobooks are quick off the mark this year after the excellent Astro Tough album we reviewed last year here. Tryna Tryna Take Control is a laidback back slice of slick electronica, smooth as silk vocals and a killer chorus from Evangeline that melts you on the first listen.

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.”

Live Dates


23 Feb – London, UK – Colours Hoxton

24 Feb – Brighton, UK – Komedia Studio

25 Feb – Margate, UK – Elsewhere

26 Feb – Dark Arts Festival Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall

27 Feb – Future Days Festival, Birmingham, UK – The Crossing

01 Mar – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

02 Mar – Hull, UK – Adelphi

03 Mar – Blackpool, UK – Bootleg Social

30 Mar – Leciester, UK – O2 Academy*

31 Mar – Cambridge, UK – Junction Clifton Way*

02 Apr – Newcastle, UK – Boilershop*

23 Apr – DIY Festival, London, UK – Pickle Factory

01 Sept to 04 Sept – End of the Road

*supporting Dry Cleaning

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Foreword by Wayne Carey, Reviews Editor for Louder Than War. His author profile is here

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I'm a music nut from North Manchester residing in Northwich. If it's good I'm on it. Most genres covered but mainly alternative post punk indie with a love for all things psych. A big supporter of the grass roots scene and tiny venues.


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