Prepare yourselves for a spiritual space-jazz journey this December…
Red Snapper are well known for their unique sound and passionate live performances, where they embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf, afro-jazz and beautiful, fragile soundscapes.
They’re legends, plain and simple. Miss this at your peril!
Formed in 1994, drummer Rich Thair, double bassist Ali Friend and guitarist David Ayers released three EPs on Thair and Thatcher’s label Flaw Recordings. The first EP ‘Snapper’ featured Beth Orton on vocals. The compilation of the EPs ‘Reeled and Skinned’ was released on Warp Records who consequently released the acclaimed ‘Prince Blimey’ in 1996 (with Ollie Moore from Pigbag on sax and Anna Haigh on vocals).
The following album ‘Making Bones’ which featured MC Det and Alison David on mic duties was heralded as ‘pioneering’ music. Their final album on Warp ‘Our Aim is To Satisfy Red Snapper’ once again featured MC Det and guest vocalist Karim Kendra.
Over these initial years the band toured globally and supported the likes of Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They also acquired a reputation for innovative and expansive remixing – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins amongst others.
During the debilitating lockdown Red Snapper have taken the opportunity to concentrate on working on their upcoming album.
“A force to be reckoned with” – AllMusic
“Red Snapper are the kind of band who worry about ‘selling out’. They’re also, fortunately, the kind of band who’ll follow their instincts even when it makes no commercial sense at all” – The Guardian
“Red Snapper never appear to run out of ideas or energy” – AllMusic