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Spare Snare

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Genres  No-fi, Lo-fi.
Labels  Chute Records
Record label  Deceptive Records
Years active  1991–present
Genre  Lo-fi music
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Associated acts  White Leather Club The Sandflowers Better Backwards The Hate Foundation Muppet Mule Stoor Hamfisted Dubreq Condition Blue Man Without Machines Devotional Ensemble A Super Sound Single The Grand Gestures Bob Flambé & The Atoms of Desire Calamity Horse
Members  Jan Burnett Alan Cormack Barry Gibson Adam Lockhart Graeme Ogston
Origin  Dundee, United Kingdom (1991)
Albums  Garden Leave, Victor, Spare Snare
Similar  Number One Cup, Majesty Crush, Kid Canaveral, The Delgados, The Hazey Janes

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Spare Snare is a lo-fi band from Dundee, Scotland


Founded in the very early 90s the band have released 10 albums to date, mostly on their own Chute Records. They have also recorded 4 John Peel Sessions. In the 1995 John Peel Festive 50, the band were number 32 with Bugs. Spare Snare have been cited as an influence on acts such as Snow Patrol and the Fence Collective. Spare Snare was also voted as the 46th best Scottish band of all time,.

Spare Snare released their 9th album "Victor" in June 2010, which was voted the 19th Best Scottish Album of 2010. The band made two rare live appearances at the Fence Collective Homegame festival in Anstruther and Tigerfest in Dunfermline in 2010. A live session was performed for the Marc Riley BBC 6Music radio show on 16 July 2009.

Spare Snare released their 10th album titled "Our Jazz" in April 2013, which was voted the 7th Best Scottish Album of 2013.

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The members are:

  • Jan Burnett – vocals, guitar, electronics, melodica
  • Alan Cormack – bass, guitar, drums, synths
  • Barry Gibson – drums, bass, guitar
  • Graeme Ogston – guitar, bass, ukulele
  • Adam Lockhart – guitar, synths, bass, voice
  • Albums

  • Live at Home Released 1995 on Chute.
  • Disco Dancing Released 1995 on 100 Guitar Mania.
  • Westfield Lane Released 1996 on Wabana.
  • Animals and Me Released 1998 on Chute.
  • Love Your Early Stuff Released 1999 on Che.
  • Charm Released 2001 on Chute.
  • Learn to Play Released 2004 on Chute.
  • Garden Leave Released September 2006 on Chute.
  • I Love You, I Hate You Released June 2009 on Chute.
  • Victor Released June 2010 on Chute.
  • Our Jazz Released April 2013 on Chute.
  • Singles and non-album songs

    This table shows all songs released as singles, and other songs that do not appear on Spare Snare studio albums.


    Wired For SoundSpare Snare · 1995
    Skateboard Punk RockerSpare Snare · 1995
    Super SlinkySpare Snare · 1995


    Spare Snare Wikipedia