Snapper have decided to split. The London trio have influenced
producers and musicians all over the world with their definitive
sound since their releases on Flaw Recordings in 1994 and
subsequent albums, Prince Blimey, Making Bones and 'Our aim
is to satisfy Red Snapper' on Warp Records. As a live act
they were respected for their ability to rock the smallest
club and the biggest festival with their sound that journalists
constantly found hard to describe.
Thair, Friend and Ayers see Snapper as a stepping stone to
continued experimentation and success and wrap things up with
the 'Heavy Petting' EP on Nuphonic Records and the 'It's all
good' compilation on Keep Diggin' records.
Ali Friend is currently working on the soundtrack for the
film 'Once upon a time in the Midlands' with fellow Beth Orton
co-writer Ted Barnes. The film which is directed by Shane
Meadows (24/7, Room for Romeo Brass) is due to be released
later this year. Ali will start a collaboration with Tim Simenon
in February on new dance material and will be working on Lincoln's
debut album. Longterm, Ali is forming a new band which will
feature more vocal elements than Red Snapper and new instrumental
David Ayers is collaborating with producer Felix Tod and Creation/Poptones
boss Alan McGhee working with new bands and artists as well
as making his own music. David and Felix recently produced
two tracks for an upcoming film, starring Sean Penn called
"I am Sam." As a guitarist he is also doing session work with
the B.B.C. Rich Thair has formed a new band called Toob with
Red Snapper collaborator Jake One and continues to Dj around
Europe and UK. He has moved to Bristol to write and produce
his own album and starts his own night at Bristol's Blue Mountain
club called Toob on Feb 2nd.
Rich, Ali and David want to thank everyone who has helped
and supported Red Snapper over the years.
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The Klublife New Music Show
page has a streaming real audio broadcast with Red Snapper's
Ali Friend talking about their remix of Sabres of Paradise's
"Wilmot" on the Warp 10 Remixes compilation. In other Warp
news, there's a brand new Two Lone Swordsmen 12" EP called
A Virus With Shoes that's available now on import.
Accutron 2000 reviewing the Warp Nights in London: The mood
is very celebratory and Red Snapper hit their stride
with yet another incendiary set followed by the tight soul
stylings of Nightmares on Wax, full band and all performing
perfect replications of tracks from "Carboot Soul."
on Wax, Red Snapper and Two Lone Swordsmen amongst
many on new Sugar Hill Remixed project in stores right now.
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