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GLASS ANKLE

Contact: glassankleband[at]yahoo.co.uk

Label: Sleeper Train (own label)

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Glass Ankle is a band which is lead by songwriter, Greg Jackson, who started things off with a suitcase full of songs inspired by his time spent living and travelling in Japan. Since teaming up with some musician friends to form Glass Ankle in 2010, Greg’s desire to bring his music into fruition has resulted in a sound that encompasses soaring melodies, impeccable boy-girl harmonies, oozing guitar and synth passages, and subtle experimentalism.

Based in Manchester and Cheshire, England, the band has gained an impressive reputation for their distinctive and eclectic style, leading to comparisons with a diverse range of artists, including Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Gomez, Tunng, Belle and Sebastian, and ’13-era’ Blur.

On 7th April 2014 Glass Ankle released an E.P. entitled “Fragments” on their own fledgling label, Sleeper Train. “Fragments” is an earnest and lovingly crafted collection of ambitious and thought-provoking songs and instrumentals. Recording and mixing was completed predominantly in bedrooms across the North-West using a humble HP dv6-2020sa laptop with Pro Tools and Ableton Live installed. “Fragments” demonstates inventive and melodic songwriting which is enhanced through innovative production techniques. Stylistically tracks range from Dark Psych to Folk, and Electroacoustic to Dreamy Pop: a scattered mix however Glass Ankle are able to marry such diverse influences in impressive style to create music brimming with refreshing twists and turns which hold the attention and capture the imagination.

Since its release, the E.P. has been receiving glowing reviews from respected publications and blogs, including Sound on Sound Magazine, Now Then Manchester, For Folk’s Sake and Tom Robinson’s FreshOnTheNet.co.uk. Songs which feature (“Poor Boy and “One of Them”) have also received radio play on XFM (Hattie Pearson, John Kennedy), BBC Radio 6Music (Tom Robinson) and BBC Radio Manchester (Michelle Hussey). “Fragments” is available for purchase via http://www.glassankle.com, Bandcamp, iTunes, and independent shops including Piccadilly Records in CD and Digital format.

At the end of 2015, Glass Ankle signed a deal with record label, Playing With Sound, for whom they recorded a new single. ‘Without You Here’ was released on the 16th April 2016 and is available to download & stream now.

iTunes: http://apple.co/23Az25b

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1Wva5CO

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Memorable Moments:
  • Performing at the BBC Manchester Introducing showcase on the 30th May 2015 at The Ruby Lounge, organised by BBC Radio Manchester.
  • Selection from over 3000 artists across Europe to represent the UK at Le Divan du Monde in Paris for EuroMusic Contest on the 30th June 2014.

Quotes:

” Delectable dream-pop…. their songs hang delicately in the air with a natural prettiness, minimalism and charm.” – Drowned In Sound

“Elegantly understated” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6Music
“A fusion of folk sounds combined with some lo-fi synth that generates an interesting sound that would ease anyone’s pain of being up at 6am on a Sunday morning.” – Hattie Pearson, XFM

” A most impressive blend of sonic expansiveness and melodic coherence” – David SueMetro / Manchester Evening News

“A cracking array of talent.” – Al, FreshOnTheNet.co.uk