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Snapped Ankles

Stunning Luxury

    Snapped Ankles have taken on the guise of the very agents of their community’s demise – the property developers and brokers who heat the market on the promise of ‘Stunning Luxury’. With their adopted warehouse habitat under constant threat, the woodwose have taken this sharp-suited incarnation in order to infiltrate. The resistance starts here.

    From humble forest beginnings via bohemian East London on debut album Come Play The Trees, Snapped Ankles are moving on. The log synths have been transformed into gaudy “To Let” and “For Sale” signs, which have become the new instrument of choice for the discerning woodwose. The sounds they eke out of the housing bubble are as frenzied and unstable as you’d expect. Dystopian bangers. Illicit thrills. Stunning Luxury moves quickly through life in the capital: microdosing mindfulness in the morning, a poisoned nod to the marketing department, investment portfolios and death by same day delivery.

    The primal rhythms and forest chants are all present and correct. On the surface it’s hedonistic business as usual – a communal dance for the ages. But there’s a sense of discomfort too. There’s subversion, but it’s not clear who’s subverting who. There’s a message, but it’s often fragmented. Keep dancing. Keep foraging. Perhaps the woodwose are human after all…


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Dinked Edition LP Info: Exclusive gold vinyl
    Additional gold & foiled third outer sleeve
    Pink outer sleeve
    Gold inner sleeve
    Hand-numbered
    Sticker.

    Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

    Indies Exclusive LP Info: Limited edition INDIES ONLY neon pink vinyl.

    Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

    LP Info: Black vinyl edition.

    Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

    Snapped Ankles

    Violations

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      Snapped Ankles release their brand new violations of songs by Can ('Bel Air'), The Fugs ('CIA Man'), Joey Beltram ('Energy Flash') and The Comateens ('Ghosts'). Limited white vinyl edition with download code.                        
      From the forest floor:“These four tracks were dug up from the sturdy roots of the Ankles undergrowth - but in the process the original recordings were damaged. We reconstructed them using the latest in biomechanical stem re-assemblage processes, which invariably has lead to some misinterpretations and considerable violations of the original recordings. As we tried to decipher the magical genetic code of the originals, events around them informed the nature of these violations; forest fires tore through the wealthy neighbourhood of Bel Air, friends vanished into the dating app dimension never to be seen in solid earthly form again, and as our log synths pounded along to a broken copy of Joey Beltram’s ‘Energy Flash’, we created a possession so potent that the we were left pondering the difference between the mental states of ‘trance’ and ‘ecstasy’. Having unearthed The Fugs’ ‘CIA Man’ some years before, we were shocked to discover a newer more sinister agency had taken over from the diatribe’s protagonist with an updated set of ills. Now the forest is full of agents, we are taping up our microphones and masking our connections!”

      When the city starts to encroach on the forest, nature will find a way to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Snapped Ankles come as messengers. On debut album Come Play The Trees they hold a mirror up to us. They’re here to plant the seed. They’re here to have a good time, but never at the expense of their natural habitat.

      Snapped Ankles have emerged from the woods clutching an album that feels simultaneously modern and ancient. This is what dance music will sounds like when computers finally fail us. Log synths, bass guitar and sticks on taut animal skin coalesce to form fearsome primal rhythms. Fuzz guitars rubbing up against dirty rolling arpeggiated synthesisers to ignite wild white noise fires. Forest folklore passed down through generations, has made its way onto the tracks. Subjects veer from dystopian futures to railing against Swedish flat-pack furniture, from the films of Jean-Luc Godard and Andrei Tarkovsky to throwaway YouTube comments. High art and cultural detritus are all fair game - a brave new world indeed.

      • This is Snapped Ankles debut album

      • Since relocating to bohemian East London, the woodwose have integrated seamlessly into the creative firmament, setting up camp at the Total Refreshment Centre

      • The videos for singles ‘Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin’ and ‘I Want My Minutes Back’ offer a glimpse into the off-kilter art-house minds of Snapped Ankles and display a certain preoccupation with spaghetti

      • A dish best served live: wildmen dressed in ghillie suits coaxing unholy noise from a forest of logs, wires, drums and guitars.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: Throbbing pulses, primal melodies and fiery aggression spew forth from the newest Snapped Ankles outing. It’s as if they were born to make this sound.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Yellow vinyl edition.

      Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

      Signed LP Info: SIGNED BY THE BAND AT OUR POP-UP BLUEDOT FESTIVAL STORE.


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