Snapped Ankles - Forest Of Your Problems
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.
A1. Forest Of Your Problems
A2. The Evidence
A3. Shifting Basslines Of The Cornucopians
A4. Undilated Lovers
A5. Susurrations (In The Forest)
B1. Rhythm Is Our Business
B3. The Prince Is Back
B5. Forest Of Your Problems (Outro)
Artist: Snapped Ankles
Label: Leaf Label
Genre: Indie & Alternative
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: BAY126VX
Released: 2nd July 2021
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.