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Approved: Snapped Ankles

By | Published on Monday 25 September 2017

Snapped Ankles

Snapped Ankles release their debut album, ‘Come Play The Trees’, this week. They are a band who are hard to pigeon-hole. Motorik beats, post-punk sounds, pop sensibilities, self-built instruments, incomprehensible costumes and convoluted mythology all go together to create what they have posited as “agrocultural punktronica”.

What matters is that the sound they make is exciting and intriguing. Whatever they do, I want more of it and I want to know more about it. Previous singles ‘Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin’ and ‘I Want My Minutes Back’ raise more questions than they answer. And the video for their debut single, ‘True Ecology (Shit Everywhere)’, was a behind the scenes look at the making of music video that apparently doesn’t exist.

Ahead of the release of the album, they’re back with another single, ‘Hanging With The Moon’. It’s three minutes of driving rhythms topped by yelping about bicycles with no lights and promotional events, and it is brilliant.

You can catch the band live around the UK in October. They’re also playing the By The Sea festival in Margate this weekend. First, here’s the video for ‘Hanging With The Moon’:

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