London post punkers Snapped Ankles have released details of their new album and UK tour dates including a show at the Invisible Wind Factory, Getintothis’ Max Richardson reports.
Having recently finished a tour of the UK alongside Beak>, you would be forgiven for expecting the electrifying London post-punk outfit Snapped Ankles to slow down, put the kettle on, and wind down over the Christmas period in front of a late night drama on BBC Two.
Evidently, this is not the case, as the group have announced that they will be releasing their second studio album Stunning Luxury on Friday, March 1, and will also be announcing tour dates in support of the album, including a date at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory in March.
In the meantime, the group have released a new video for the single Drink and Glide, just a small taste of things to come from the new album to whet your whistle. The album is to be available in a variety of different formats, including limited edition coloured ‘snaptastic’ vinyl.
If you’re not familiar with their previous output, acquaint yourself with Come Play The Trees, the previous album by the group released in 2017.
Snapped Ankles are certainly not a group who follow convention. Each performance is a true spectacle for them, with the group appearing on stage donning assorted costumes related to nature, while also drawing influence from the performance art discipline in order to provide the audience with a true visual treat.
Performing with instruments made from logs, it is clear that the themes of nature that run throughout their music are inherently linked with the aesthetic of the group, arguably slightly ironically considering the electronica influence sometimes prevalent within their music.
Snapped Ankles will play:
Thursday 7 – ACU, Utrecht
Friday 8 – Grasnapolsky Festival, Groningen
Saturday 9 – Grauzone Festival, The Hague
Sunday 10 – Merleyn, Nijmegen
Saturday 23 – Mutations Festival, Brighton
Thursday 28 – Oslo, London
Wednesday 6 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Thursday 7 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Friday 8 – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
Saturday 9 – Star and Shadow, Newcastle
Sunday 10 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK
Thursday 14 – The Exchange, Bristol