Glass Ankle’s lethargic indie-rock is dreamlike, as it ebbs its gentle way through the slow length of a song. Traditional combinations of guitar, drums and bass are often combined with subtle singing violin and modified with potency in order to produce an almost soul twist on classic indie-rock.
Inspired by lead singer Greg Jackson’s travels in Japan, the band adopt themes of Japanese music, especially in the harmonies, to create a sound that is both unique and familiar; a kind of brit-pop made sleepy, if you like. There is a simplicity to the music that is refreshing, as it allows you to relax and enjoy listening without too much worry of stimulation; the music encompasses, encapsulates and embraces.
New EP ‘Fragments’ epitomises this sentiment, forcing softness through songs such as‘Poor Boy’, but also explores intensity through almost eerie harmony in ‘Unlike You’. This band is unusual. This sound is fresh. Both above are astounding. Listen with ardour.