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The Skinny review of the performance at A Carefully Planned Festival #4

“Fronted by the charismatic Greg Jackson, the Manchester outfit are big on melody, harmonies and heart, shifting from power pop to soulful folk without missing a beat. A boisterous crowd falls for them big time. In a parallel universe, they’re already arena-fillers.”

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Dots & Dashes review of the ‘Unlike You’ music video

“Arguably Glass Ankle’s most refined, and rather fantastic contrivance to date.”

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Tom Robinson and Fresh On The Net  review of  “Unlike You”

“Lush, richly detailed and lyrically dark in tone it also pulls off this difficult task of making a funereal tempo – that could easily end up as a leaden dirge – groove like a bastard”

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Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape feature on the band

“These UK winners of this year’s EuroMusic Contest are ready to take on the continent with an intense blend of dark psych, ukulele folk, dream pop and experimental electroacoustics”

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EuroMusic Contest feature on the band

“Their dream-pop is really enjoyable, hanging in the air with delicateness, minimalism and charm.”

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Now Then Manchester review of  ‘Fragments’ E.P.

“A group displaying a great array of influences through an eclectic yest coherent style with intriguing instrumentation and great diversity”

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Unsigned Guide and CityLife Extra feature on the band

“Their pop-laden, yet blissfully mellow songs have rightfully received praise a plenty.”

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Sound on Sound review of the ‘Fragments’ E.P

“Unlike most people who create dreamy soundscapes, Greg has also bothered to write some decent songs, with plenty of melodic interest and development… Glass Ankle could have a bright future.”

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Listen With Monger review of the ‘Fragments’ E.P

“Glass Ankle excel in the half light between the darkness of the heart and lightness of the love it can contain.”

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For Folk’s Sake review of the ‘Fragments’ E.P

“Beautiful and beguiling.”

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XFM’s Hattie Pearson’s review of ‘Poor Boy’

“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.”

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Fresh On The Net review of ‘Poor Boy’

“Beautifully put together… a cracking array of talent in all areas.”

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The Glitter of the Lights review of the ‘Fragments’ E.P.

“Kingly music befitting of a variety of moods” 

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Hearty Vibes review of ‘Poor Boy’

“The track is gorgeous utilising a variety of instruments superbly such as the Ukulele and Clarinet”

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Getting Near Dawn review of ‘One of Them’

‘One Of Them’ would not sound out of place as an album track on Blur’s ‘Parklife’. There’s Verve and, indeed, verve abound here too.
Finally, congrats must go out for the couplet rhyming ‘Hovis’ and ‘pelvis’.

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Manchester Evening News /Metro full page feature on the band

“A most impressive blend of sonic expansiveness and melodic coherence”

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Music That Matters To Us review of ‘Poor Boy’

“The wonderfully textured track made up of flawless harmonies and oozing riffs has high expectation of being a treasure of a track to see live.”

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Indie Is Not A Genre review of ‘Poor Boy’

“A wonderfully textured piece of dream-pop music.”

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Indie Birdie Blog feature on the band

 “Вокалисту, кстати, ну очень уж повезло с голосом. Вы тут услышите и Кевина Паркера (Tame Impala), и Джона Болдуина (Portugal. The Man) и даже Хейдена Торпа (Wild Beasts)!”

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Aural Delights feature on the band

“Glass Ankle have been getting a lot of exposure lately- they were in the Metro paper the other day – not suprising really, marvellous tunes and a good acoustic/folkly/indie feel.”