NEWS ARCHIVE FOR FEBRUARY 2022
Keeley Forsyth - 'Wash' single/video
Published 15 February 2022 by DM

Listen to ‘Wash’, the new single from Keeley Forsyth, recorded in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning percussionist Evelyn Glennie. It is taken from the new album Limbs, which will be released February 25th.

Built around the stark tones of Glennie’s bowed serpent cymbal, the track gradually opens out on a bed of strings and synthesisers.

“Evelyn’s work with the serpent cymbal, produced a unique, mournful, metallic sigh that colours the whole track,” Forsyth explains. “With the vocal, I wanted to open my throat and swallow that emotion. The lyrics came with this process, instinctive and impulsive.”

‘Wash’ is accompanied by the third in a series of cinematic videos produced in collaboration with Ross Downes and Neil Cain for the Limbs album.

“The video takes place in an absurdist purgatory, which exists with its own logic and where a confrontational high stakes game is playing out,” Forsyth continues. “This is directly in homage to the work of Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, where the protagonist is caught in a situation not fully understood or explainable.”

Pre-order Limbs on digital, CD, black vinyl LP and limited edition indies only white vinyl LP. There is also a blood red vinyl Dinked Edition with alternate sleeve and photobook available to pre-order from select UK independent record shops.

Forsyth has a short run of UK dates this spring, which culminates with her biggest show yet at The Barbican’s Milton Court venue on March 11th, and has just been announced for a number of festivals including Green Man in August. See our live page for details.

keeleyforsyth.com | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates | theleaflabel.com/keeleyforsyth
Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music


Snapped Ankles - 'Barbecue In Brazil' single/video
Published 17 February 2022 by DM

Snapped Ankles skewer the ecotourism bubble on brand new standalone single ‘Barbecue in Brazil’. Following last year’s Forest Of Your Problems album, the woodwose continue to be drawn to the contradictions of modern life. They’re clearing out the deadwood, planting new saplings and watching it grow.

Here’s what the woodwose have to say for themselves: “Have you ever taken a flight for a Barbecue In Brazil? This is a song sung from the nemophilic corner of our woods, railing against instaconsumerism and the globally connected luxury travel industry that surrounds it. Let’s all meet at the last ever grill!”

The woodwose are embarking on a UK tour, before packing their canoes and heading over to North America for a full tour which takes in SXSW. See our live page the full list of dates.

snappedankles.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates | theleaflabel.com/snappedankles
Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music


Keeley Forsyth - Limbs out now
Published 25 February 2022 by DM


Keeley Forsyth’s second album Limbs is out today. It follows her critically acclaimed debut album Debris, and it’s breathing that same rarefied air. We’d recommend carving yourself a quiet moment to listen and let it all sink in.

“Keeley Forsyth returns with another uniquely powerful album. Sharing some tonal similarities with the recent explorations of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, it’s a sparse and stark record but also tender, poignant and potent”
9/10, Uncut

“Her voice is a spectacular thing: a cut-glass vibrato that brings to mind ANOHNI, or the unearthly tremble of late-period Scott Walker”
Pitchfork

“Nobody else is making music, so spectral, elegant and bruised, quite like this”
9/10, Loud & Quiet

“Keeley Forsyth is a world builder and Limbs is an outstanding record”
The Quietus

“Remarkable”
4/5, Mojo

Discover the records that have shaped Forsyth’s remarkable sound in The Quietus’ Baker’s Dozen feature, and get more insight in this Bandcamp interview.

There has been a small delay on the vinyl production. It will be in all good UK record shops in the next few days and in European shops in a week or so. It might be a good idea to call ahead. Eyes peeled for the blood red Dinked Edition, in select independent UK record shops. Rest of the world physical release date is April 29th.

Black vinyl, limited edition white vinyl, CD and digital are available via Bandcamp now, and you’ll find it on your streaming service of choice.

Catch Forsyth on a short run of UK dates in March, culminating with her biggest show to date at The Barbican’s Milton Court venue on March 11th.

keeleyforsyth.com | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates | theleaflabel.com/keeleyforsyth
Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music


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