Release Date: Mar 1, 2019
Record label: The Leaf Label
The band's wild, kinetic post-punk is as much a visual offering as it is an auditory one. They are strange and they are odd, producing frenzied, unsettled krautrock that is somehow danceable, and they've developed a reputation for their costumed attire and penchant for putting on brutal live performances. The band's sophomore record Stunning Luxury, however, is as close as you can get to witnessing the band in person, their latest offering an adventurous effort in mixing everything from dance-punk, dreamy ambience, electro-pop (or rock) and everything imaginable in between.
Snapped Ankles are known for vibrant live shows, an exotic bank of instruments and a barbaric, costumed dress sense. Their debut album was underpinned by a tribal and percussive sound reminiscent of krautrock titans Can - and this leftfield sentiment remains present on their second LP. With a more pronounced taste for discordant electroclash, 'Stunning Luxury' is a neurotic addition to the band’s catalogue.