The brilliantly bonkers, yet critically required South West trio Twisted Ankle have released today their latest single ‘Landlord Laughs’, the first track from their yet to be fully announced debut record.
A discordant ode to the seemingly perpetual housing crisis and the sliding decay of social order, ‘Landlord Laughs’ is the most recent weapon in Twisted Ankle’s arsenal of musical madness. Bookended by those weird and infuriating grunts Boris Johnson emits in-between words, the track showcases the brilliant weirdness Twisted Ankle harness and their ability to provide a poignant social commentary on our dire state as a nation.
“'Landlord Laughs' is a nursery rhyme about neo-feudalism - a kind of updated Ring a Ring o' Roses,” state the band as a collective. “We hope that one day little primary children will skip around the merry tree chanting 'where did you put it?' and asking 'Mummy, what's a house?'”
Over the past several years Twisted Ankle have proven to be one of the most unique bands in the South West region. A chaotic chemical unison of post-punk, math-rock, jazz and macabre humour, the group have become a dearly beloved fixture in the DIY scene as of late, recently sharing stages with the likes of JOHN, McLusky*, Frauds, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Cassels and many more.
The group will be unveiling more news about their forthcoming debut soon. For the time being, watch the video for ‘Landlord Laughs’ below and read our live review of the time they performed with Hank, Cassels and The St Pierre Snake Invasion here.