The perfect follow up to 2022’s acclaimed ‘Everybody Is Somebody’ long player. Features nine tracks from the impressive back catalogue on Warp and Lo and captures perfectly the energy of their celebrated live shows.
There’s a deft power to all of these tracks…the whole record seeps into the soul rather quickly, with even the longer songs maintaining a tight, jam-like fire all the way to the end. – A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed
This live album indeed has a profound stability of skill. – Round Pattern
The genre bursting career that spans nearly thirty years. The album demonstrates the band’s ability to constantly rework classic and new tracks. The collection includes a version of ‘Suckerpunch’ which originally appeared on their 1998 album ‘Making Bones’
Red Snapper look back over their past unique blend of live, euphoric Afro-Jazz, Future Funk, Dub, Dark Hip-Hop and fragile soundscapes.
Including tracks from the initial years when the band released the sonically pioneering albums; ‘Reeled and Skinned’, ‘Prince Blimey’, ‘Making Bones’ and ‘Our Aim Is To Satisfy ’ (Warp records), touring globally and supporting the likes of Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees.
The band line up of Ali Friend (Double Bass, Vocals and Gato drum), Rich Thair (Drums), Tom Challenger (Sax, Clarinet and Keyboards), Tara Cunningham (Guitar and Vocals), Natty Wylah (Vocals) add a fresh energy to the new favorites from recent years and a depth to the crowd pleasers of old.
Taking it all in, I’m transported to a Red Snapper gig at Camden’s Dingwalls, circa 1995 / 96, around the time of their debut, Prince Blimey. The band were the very definition of punk-jazz-funk. On the evidence here, despite the 3 decades since, they’ve, incredibly, lost none of their power. – Ban Ban Ton Ton
Melodically smoothed out a little, uplifting, but still as heavy as fuck. – BBTT
Red Snapper have long been the people to go to if you like your afro-jazz, dub, hip-hop and ambient soundscapes all coagulated together and played by actual real instruments by live humans. So thirty years after their formation it makes sense that we get an album of them performing live at the Moth Club in London as they trawl through their impressive back catalogue. – Norman Records
Superb. It really captures the energy of the live shows. – Oisin Lunny
Damn, that’s Good!! If you get a chance, go and see them, you won’t be disappointed. – Dean Thatcher/Richard Epps
Red Snapper, the ultimate antidote to the blackness and depressing events we live in… – Sliding Backwards————…pops and throbs with real pep, the heft of the hooks here doing a lot of work. – A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed…a blistering set. – A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed