SNAPPED ANKLES - Forest Of Your Problems //The Leaf Label// (Released 2nd July)

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£17.99 – The Business Imp Edition: black vinyl LP + DL

£19.99 – The Protester Edition: Indies only ‘forest floor’ recycled vinyl LP + DL & ***Dinked Store Exclusive printed paper outer bag, signed by the band***

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

Tracklist:

  1. A1. Forest Of Your Problems 2. A2. The Evidence 3. A3. Shifting Basslines Of The Cornucopians 4. A4. Undilated Lovers 5. A5. Susurrations (In The Forest) 6. B1. Rhythm is Our Business 7. B2. Psithurhythm 8. B3. The Prince Is Back 9. B4. Xylophobia 10. B5. Forest Of Your Problems (Outro)

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The Business Imp Edition, The Protester Edition With Signed Paper Outer Bag