Contact: glassankleband[at]


A musical project that started with a suitcase full of songs inspired by a year spent living and travelling in Japan. Glass Ankle’s sound has since become renowned for encompassing soaring melodies, impeccable harmonies, oozing guitar & synth passages, and subtle experimentalism.

Now in their tenth year, the collective has gained an impressive reputation for captivating live performances and recordings which have lead to comparisons with a diverse range of artists, including Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Gomez, Tunng, Belle and Sebastian, and ’13-era’ Blur.

Having so far self-released 2 EPs and 3 singles to date, including the Fragments EP in 2014 which was met with wide critical acclaim, new music is coming in 2020.



” 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,


Some 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.

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