12" EP, Record Store Day 2023, Limited Edition, Yellow Vinyl
Leaf (2023) UK
Style: Post-Punk, Art Rock, Krautrock, Experimental
Blurtations is the follow-up to Snapped Ankles’ 2018 Record Store Day release Violations, which included woodland reworkings of songs by Can, The Fugs, Joey Beltram and Comateens. On this, the woodwose have focussed their magpie eyes on the work of a single artist - Ted Milton’s post-punk Dada-jazz stalwarts Blurt. It offers another tantalising glimpse into the rarefied record collections of these elusive forest people.
Blurt are a key part of the surrealist Snapped Ankles DNA. An early iteration of the band played a version of ‘Planet You’ from different rooms of a dilapidated squat at a TOPOPHOBIA art performance night, and ‘The Fish Needs A Bike’ has found its way into the current blistering live set. They’ve recently struck up a friendship with Ted Milton, and the woodwose have been invited to DJ at Blurt’s upcoming show at London’s legendary 100 Club.