Snapped Ankles have announced details of their second LP, Stunning Luxury released the 1st of March, it will be available for pre-order straight away.
The follow up to Come Play The Trees, they are now re-presenting themselves, taking themselves out of the forest and triggering sounds through old used estate agent signs. We have previously described their musical cocktail as one part KLF to three parts Mad Max, infused with The Ramones and just the tiniest smidgeon of freshly zested Atari Teenage Riot.
“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.
Snapped Ankles may appear to have further integrated with the city, but they never lose their outsider eye. Not
content to take modern life at face value, they’re here to innovate. ‘Three Steps to a Development’ reveals the
secrets of successful and aggressive gentrification learnt from an old bee-keeping manual. ‘Rechargeable’ seeks to
harness the kinetic energy of dance to power the city. We need a pulse! ‘Letter from Hampi Mountain’ gives a
nod to those that laid the groundwork for Snapped Ankles and invites like-minded individuals to suit up and join in.
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…”
Pre-order first single ‘Drink and Glide’ here:
Snapped Ankles dates:
Sat 24 Nov 2018 w/Beak>, The Art School, Glasgow, UK
Sun 25 Nov 2018 w/Beak>, Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Mon 26 Nov 2018 w/Beak>, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Thu 7 Feb 2019 ACU, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Fri 8 Feb 2019 Grasnapolsky Festival, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Sat 9 Feb 2019 Grauzone Festival, The Hague, NETHERLANDS
Sun 10 Feb 2019 Merleyn, Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
Sat 23 Feb 2019 Mutations Festival, Brighton, UK
Thu 28 Feb 2019 Oslo, London, UK
Wed 6 Mar 2019 Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Thu 7 Mar 2019 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Sat 9 Mar 2019 Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, UK
Sun 10 Mar 2019 Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK
Thu 14 Mar 2019 The Exchange, Bristol, UK