Snapper's music has been criminally under-represented on record -- since their first self-titled EP release in 1989, they have released the album Shotgun Blossom (1992), a seven inch single Gentle Hour (1993) and ADM (1996). The hypnotic attack of every Snapper release has been greeted with acclaim, receiving rave reviews in the UK, US and NZ press and gaining a loyal following (including the likes of Stereolab and the Jesus and Mary Chain).
Peter Gutteridge was a co-founder of The Clean he live-in-1979 tracks on the long-deleted Odditties 2 cassette – including the first recording of Point That Thing Somewhere Else.
Alan Haig and Peter Gutteridge played together in the original line-up of The Chills, but after hearing Gutteridge's tapes, Alan and Peter then started playing together again in 1986, recording songs on the 4-track, Haig metronomically replicating the drum machine with his live, motorik rhythms. Dominic Stones moved from Auckland to Dunedin and joined The 3ds and Snapper. Christine Voice joined them and suddenly they were Snapper.
In 2013, Flying Nun re-released the self-titled Snapper EP on vinyl. This EP includes the bands best known track Buddy.