Snapped Ankles - Forest Of Your Problems - The Protester Edition - Recycled Vinyl LP
Label: The Leaf Label
Cat no: BAY 126VBX
Release Date: 26/03/2021
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Snapped Ankles return to the forest, but it’s not as they left it. Trees planted in neat rows. A well-ordered monoculture with access roads and heavy machinery. The smell of greenwashed money in the air. There’s no sign of the ancient woodland they emerged from on debut album, Come Play The Trees. And it’s far cry from the gentrified East London they found themselves hawking on Stunning Luxury. All is not well in the face of progress. Welcome to the Forest Of Your Problems.
Even among the famously close-knit woodwose community there are factions forming. Meet The Business Imp, The Cornucopian, The Nemophile and The Protester. Each with their own motivations and belief systems. Their own sense of injustice: contradictions, anxieties and guilt.
Forest Of Your Problems runs the gamut of modern woodwose emotions. In this neat human approximation of the forest, it’s an increasingly knotted affair. Despite all of this, Snapped Ankles haven’t lost their innate ability to make you want to move your feet - their Teutonic forest rhythms are still shot through with post- punk lightning. Whether they’re exploring those opportunities which might arise when a Nigerian prince emails out of the blue on ‘The Evidence’, or referencing the crooked woodwose attempting to go straight on ‘Rhythm Is Our Business’, this is music to lose your inhibitions to. The moments of pure elation on ‘Shifting Basslines Of The Cornucopians’ are worth the admission price alone - “It’s a great time to be alive!” ...apparently.
Forest Of Your Problems is the follow up to 2019’s opulent Stunning Luxury album
The album will be available on standard black and recycled vinyl, as well as CD
Available to indie shops only, The Protester Edition is produced using recycled offcuts from the vinyl manufacturing process, to produce a ‘forest floor’ mix, with each disc having a unique colour and texture Also available on black vinyl – The Business Imp Edition
All vinyl versions feature printed inner sleeves, an additional printed insert and download code
Forest Of Your Problems continues the alchemic relationship with Danalogue of The Comet Is Coming, who mixed the album.
Lead track ‘Rhythm Is Our Business’ is accompanied by a Daisy Dickinson video – the pressure of city living and attempting to go straight is starting to show for the crooked woodwose...
Snapped Ankles have received excellent support at BBC 6 Music, with previous single ‘Rechargeable’ hitting the playlist and the band invited to perform at the 6 Music Festival in 2019
Support also from Radio X, Beats 1 and KEXP for whom the woodwose performed an electric live session Stunning Luxury featured in a number of Album Of The Year round-ups, including Uncut, The Quietus, Resident, Sister Ray, Piccadilly, Drift and Rough Trade
Snapped Ankles’ shamanic AV live shows have become the stuff of forest legend - their sold-out UK tour in 2019 culminated with two nights at Village Underground in London
The woodwose will be touring the UK & Europe later this year, including their biggest headline show to date at Camden’s iconic Roundhouse on October 30th
“Snapped Ankles are but a celebration of the necessity of the weird” the Quietus
“It’s a danceable, destabilised stew of The Pop Group, Kraftwerk, Can and Liars” Uncut
“These unconstructed mischief makers excel when locking electro horns with primal motorik grooves” Mojo
“So good! Absolute heroes” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
”It’s often hard to put lightening in a bottle, but Snapped Ankles have done a pretty good job of it on Stunning Luxury” Brooklyn Vegan
“Snapped Ankles, the best live band in the world right now, return with an album full to bursting point with energy, playfulness and a guaranteed contender for album of the year” 9/10 The 405
“Snapped Ankles hammer away with logs as instruments, creating a sonic middle ground between nature and technology” The Guardian
“Sounds like Mark E Smith fronting a band of malfunctioning dial-up modems” Long Live Vinyl
- Forest Of Your Problems
- The Evidence
- Shifting Basslines Of The Cornucopians
- Undilated Lovers
- Susurrations (In The Forest)
- Rhythm is Our Business
- The Prince Is Back
- Forest Of Your Problems (Outro)