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|Labels||Flying Nun Records|
|Associated acts||The Clean
The Great Unwashed
|Past members||Peter Gutteridge
The band evolved from the line-up of another Gutteridge-led band, the Dunedin-based Phromes. A show supporting the Delawares featuring Christine Voice drew her melodic organ and haunting vocals to the fold and with input from Alan Haig on drums and Dominic Stones (who went on to the 3Ds) on guitar, the line-up was complete.
Snapper's first full-length album, Shotgun Blossom, was released in 1992 with the original line-up. The seven inch single "Vadar" b/w "Gentle Hour", was released in 1993 as the band began to fragment somewhat. The full-length album, A.D.M., was released in 1996 and is predominantly Gutteridge singing and playing all instruments with Mike Dooley on drums. Voice plus Demarnia Lloyd from Cloudboy, and Celia Pavlova from King Loser, featured as guest vocalists.
Although never completely defunct; Snapper's activity since the late 1990s has been sporadic at best. In 2000 the Gutteridge, Voice and Dooley line-up, with additional members Maxine Funke and Thomas Bell, came together to perform a show as part of Dunedin City's Festival of the Arts.
|"Dark Sensation" / "Snapper and the Ocean"||1990||Shotgun Blossom|
|"Vader" / "Gentle Hour"||1993|
|"Alive" / "Hammerhead"||2002|