Snapper EP

Flying Nun

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The Dunedin bands debut was released in 1988 with the 12-inch quickly going out of print. This limited 12 vinyl re-issue is an exact replica of the release and comes with a copy of the original A3 Snapper EP poster.

Snapper, the brainchild of Peter Gutteridge (founding member of The Clean, and The Chills), quickly became known for their swirling walls of distorted guitar and keyboards. Opening with the hypnotic organ jam "Buddy", the Snapper EP captures them in all their space-freak-out glory.

Or as the original press release put it;Its bad guitars finding a groove and digging it deep as itll go. A big insistent beat that proves repetition aint always synonymous with monotony all tempered with an ever-present pop sensibility.

Or check out the recent 7.5 Pitchfork review here


Artist: Snapper
Title: Snapper EP
Label:Flying Nun Records
Year: 1988. Re-issued 2013
Cat #: FNLP110
Formats: 12" EP + Digital
Recorded: January-June 1988 at Mascot Studios, auckland, NZ. Engineered by Victor Grbic and Terry Moore. Mixed by Victor Gbric and Snapper

Band Members: Peter Gutteridge, Christine Voice, Dominic Stones, Alan Haig



  1. Buddy
  2. Cause Of You
  3. Death and Weirdness in the Surfing Zone
  4. Hang On