They were last seen in these parts sprouting roots from the Concorde 2 on 8th October 2019. We, the Brighton & Hove News Music Team, were lucky enough to catch their unique and memorable performance – Read our account HERE.
Snapped Ankles are Austin, Chestnutt, Parry and Russell, or as they put it “The Business Imp, The Cornucopian, The Nemophile and The Protestor”. They came from the trees in Epping Forest and now have settled in fertile east London, where they maintain the feral energy of the forest. Fight or flight. Primal motorik rhythms, the rush of white noise and post-punk angles; an aural onslaught played out on homemade log synths, electrified guitars and sticks beating hell on taut animal skin.
Snapped Ankles have flourished in the sub-tropical climes of warehouse and squat parties, moving onto performance art collaborations with filmmakers and shows in unlikely locations such as barber shops, games arcades and the forests they once called home. They plough a singular furrow at improbable angles. The woodwose have discovered electricity and they’re not afraid to use it.
In September 2017 Snapped Ankles emerged from the woods clutching an album entitled ‘Come Play The Trees’. It feels simultaneously modern and ancient and is what dance music will sound 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.
Yesterday (24th March 2021), they released their new single ‘Rhythm Is Our Business’ which is an edited version of the version that will be appearing on their forthcoming new album ‘Forest Of Your Problems’ which is going to hit the record shops and download sites on 2nd July 2021. This interestingly enough will be available as a ‘Nemophile Edition’ which is a limited edition of only 600 LP’s, which are pressed on high quality red/brown recycled vinyl with pink splatter. It comes with a printed lyric inner sleeve, with additional insert, housed in a printed paper bag. No shrink-wrap.
Listen (and purchase if you like) to Snapped Ankles material HERE.
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