Snapped Ankles - Forest Of Your Problems
Published 24 March 2021 by DM

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.

‘Rhythm Is Our Business’ is your entry point - the crooked woodwose is attempting to go straight. It’s a tale as old as time itself. Watch Daisy Dickinson’s video in which the pressures of modern city living are starting to show for the Business Imp.

If it’s formats you came for, you’re in the right place. Forest Of Your Problems will be released July 2nd and is available to pre-order now on CD and digital, and in four different vinyl editions, including printed inner sleeves, a character postcard and download code.

The Business Imp Edition is the slick black vinyl version
• Available to indie shops only, The Protester Edition is produced using recycled offcuts from the vinyl manufacturing process, with each disc having a unique colour and texture
• The Cornucopian Edition is exclusive to Rough Trade Shops, and is pressed on transparent blue vinyl with a black splatter. This version also includes a bonus Parasite Sessions CD containing full-length mixes of album tracks, and comes packed in a printed paper bag instead of shrinkwrap
• Finally, the band will be selling their own Nemophile Edition online and on tour, pressed on red/brown recycled vinyl with pink splatter, and packed in a printed paper bag

Snapped Ankles will be on tour in the UK and EU in October and November. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday or sign-up to the Snaps mailing list for pre-sale access tomorrow. Find all the dates here including their show at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden on October 30th. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Caribou - Start Breaking My Heart is 20 + vinyl represses
Published 26 March 2021 by DM

The first Caribou (née Manitoba) album Start Breaking My Heart was released twenty years ago today. To mark the occasion, we’re repressing the first three albums, Start Breaking My Heart, Up In Flames and The Milk Of Human Kindness on black vinyl, limited to just 1000 copies each for the world. These three records helped put Leaf on the map, and certainly signposted the eclectic nature of our output.

“I'd been making music since I was an early teenager,” Dan Snaith explains. “But the music on this album was the first time I felt like something had clicked. All of a sudden, I had a sense of what I wanted the tracks I was making to be. Luckily that had happened right around the time I met Kieran Hebden, accosting him out of the blue at a festival while visiting the UK, and we had kept in touch. He passed the music along to Tony at The Leaf Label. Making this album in my crappy student bedroom in Toronto and mailing it over to Tony on burned CDs, it was thrilling that there was a real record label in London that was excited about releasing it all over the world. It may be 20 years ago, but I can still remember the excitement from around the time of this album release and of me starting to become a 'real music producer' vividly.”

Start Breaking My Heart, Up In Flames and The Milk Of Human Kindness LPs are available to pre-order now on Bandcamp. They will be in shops in the UK and Europe on 30th July and the rest of the world on 10th September. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |


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