ALBUM REVIEW: Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 02.07.21

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Of Your Problems feels like an altogether more nocturnal affair than than 2019’s gentrification baiting Stunning Luxury. It doesn’t move too far away from the winning template Snapped Ankles have established, but it’s more strident, colourful and kaleidoscopic.

Adding to the band’s perfect amalgamation of psych and Krautrock, Snapped Ankles incorporate some genuinely danceable rhythms and textures. Shifting Basslines Of The Cornucopias bends towards UK garage territory, staccatoing its way to being a career-high for the group. It’s the last three songs, The Prince Is Back, Xylophobia and the title track that see the record’s ambitions go stratospheric: unnerving, fluid and relentless. Here, Snapped Ankles cement their status as being one of the best and most unique bands in Britain.

 

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