An Emergency exploded into life back in 2003 in a tornado of slicing guitars, buzzing synths and pounding drum beats. Wrecked Angles is the band’s debut full-length album, and follows on from the mini-albums If This Is The Future Count Us In (Freakscene Records, 2004) and We Are The Octagonists (Captains of Industry, 2005). As DIY as DIY bands get, Wrecked Angles was recorded entirely without label backing, and is making it’s way into the world via a joint release between the band’s own Faux Discx imprint and Smalltown America. Over the last five years, they’ve taken their cathartic and energetic live show up and down the United Kingdom. They’ve shared the stage with the peers and influences alike, including Meet Me In St Louis, Pelican, Rolo Tomassi, and now-defunct DC dance punk heroes Q and not U. At the personal request of the band, they started 2008 off with a stint of shows supporting Blood Red Shoes. Journalists and fellow musicians alike have gloriously salivated over the An Emergency experience; Wrecked Angles is the zenith of their achievement thus far, a lovingly crafted and wickedly delivered punk record by a very special band.
"BANG! This, friends, is avat-jazz-punk and if you like songs with choruses, or indeed any form of structure, move on. Those left, put down your beard combs and pay attention. This is Les Savy Fav doing Captain Beefheart, a totally unpredictable racket that, for this very reason, is double-mega." 8/10 - NME
"Wrecked Angles truly showcases An Emergency's most poignant and accessibly erratic work to date. Jarring yet smooth, a twisted sense of post-punk melody winds through all 15 spasmodically eloquent short, sharp tracks - discordant camouflaged surf rock staccato guitars, strong vocal lines, and shuddering unpredictable time signatures rendering the complete unit more perplexing in its fraught experimentalism yet more lucid than ever before.” - Rock Sound