Snapped Ankles: Stunning Luxury (Leaf/Southbound)

 |   |  <1 min read

Rechargeable
Snapped Ankles: Stunning Luxury (Leaf/Southbound)

A post-punk collective from East London which dress in what they style as pagan costumes and offer a kind of Fall-lite tribal chant and tribal beats alongside synths (which they put inside logs for the whole package).

They sound more interesting than they are however because this slightly grimy punk-pop with a spoonful of white funk doesn't go anywhere much, too often relies on energy rather than ideas and the minimalist repetition which is their default position just gets wearying. The politics sounds cliched too.

Probably more interesting to see than hear on the evidence of this album which only reminds how great Gang of Four, early Fall, Pop Group and others were.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Sola Rosa: Magnetics (Way Up)

Sola Rosa: Magnetics (Way Up)

Andrew Spraggon, the man behind the ever-morphing Sola Rosa, is a clever fellow. His albums are astutely focused and when he stretches himself he never strays too far from exactly where you think... > Read more

Various: The Best of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour (Chrome Dreams)

Various: The Best of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour (Chrome Dreams)

Elsewhere readers would be familiar with Bob Dylan's extensive website (he's got another new album in April) and his radio programme  and will have doubtless noted the many Dylan... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

KAL: Romology; Rock'n'Roma (Arc Music)

KAL: Romology; Rock'n'Roma (Arc Music)

Although this group from Belgrade led by singer-songwriter Dragan Ristic have been a very popular and energetic live act, and previous albums have topped world music charts, to casual... > Read more

RAY BROWN, SUPERBASS (1926-2002): A talent beyond words

RAY BROWN, SUPERBASS (1926-2002): A talent beyond words

Ray Brown great practical joker. Once, in Japan, Brown --- bassist in pianist Oscar Peterson’s famous drummerless group, the most highly paid trio in the jazz world in the 1950s -- went to... > Read more