Snout are an Australian indie rock band who were formed in Melbourne in 1991 and disbanded in 2002. They released numerous recordings & were twice nominated for an ARIA award.

Founded by Ross McLennan in Melbourne, Australia in 1992. Snout made one of their first recorded appearances on the compilation, 'Slice Two: A Half A Cow Compilation' in that same year. They went on to be a fixture of the Australian indie music scene until their demise in 2002. The band's first release in their own right was in 1993 with the 'Cleans and Brightens' EP. The lineup at this time consisted of Ross McLennan (bass and vocals), Rob Wolf (guitar and backing vocals) and Hugh Williams (drums).

Soon after the recording of 'What's That Sound?', Rob and Hugh left the band. McLennan recruited Greg Ng for guitar and backing vocal duties. Ng had previously fronted Melbourne shoegaze exponents Afterglow (7). New drummer, Ewan McCartney had previously performed with Ripe (2).

This combination recorded the band's most successful releases; 'The New Pop Dialogue' (1996) and 'Circle High and Wide' (1998).

This lineup remained stable until 1999, when Ng left the band and was replaced by Anthony Paine, of High Pass Filter, who played guitar on the band's final album, 'Managing Good Looks' (2001). This album was released on W.Minc Productions run by Graham Lee (The Triffids) and Steve Miller (The Moodists). Two tracks featured Rebecca Barnard on backing vocals.

Snout played extensively on the live circuit in Australia, leaving Melbourne regularly to tour in their own right and with other prominent names of the era. They also played festivals such as The Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Sunny Sedgewick, Livid and Meredith Music Festival. Snout played their final gig in November 2002, in Melbourne at the Rob Roy Hotel, now known as the Workers Club, Fitzroy.


ANDA 207 Snout - The New Pop Dialogue album art Snout The New Pop Dialogue(CD, Album) Au Go Go ANDA 207 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
Snout - Circle High And Wide album art Snout Circle High And Wide (Album) Au Go Go Australia 1998 Sell This Version
WMINCD 022 Snout - Managing Good Looks album art Snout Managing Good Looks(CD, Album) W. Minc WMINCD 022 Australia 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ANDA 159 CD Snout - Cleans And Brightens album art Snout Cleans And Brightens(CD, EP) Au Go Go ANDA 159 CD Australia 1993 Sell This Version
ANDA 192 CD Snout - Night And Day album art Snout Night And Day(CD, Single) Au Go Go ANDA 192 CD Australia 1994 Sell This Version
ANDA 205 CD Snout - Cromagnonman album art Snout Cromagnonman(CD, EP) Au Go Go ANDA 205 CD Australia 1996 Sell This Version
ANDA 233CD Snout - Circle High And Wide album art snout Circle High And Wide(CD, EP) Au Go Go ANDA 233CD Australia 1998 Sell This Version
ANDA 232CD Snout - Hey Hey Hey album art Snout Hey Hey Hey(CD, EP) Au Go Go ANDA 232CD Australia 1998 Sell This Version
ANDA 248CD Snout - Get In The Car album art Snout Get In The Car(CD, EP) Au Go Go ANDA 248CD Australia 1998 Sell This Version
ANDA242CD Snout - Got Sold On Heaven album art Snout Got Sold On Heaven(CD, Single) Au Go Go ANDA242CD Australia 1998 Sell This Version
WMINCD 024 Snout - Non Stop Fun! album art Snout Non Stop Fun!(CD, EP) W. Minc WMINCD 024 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
BIRDHIPPED001 Snout - Stockinged Feet Grooves album art Snout Stockinged Feet Grooves(CD, EP) Au Go Go BIRDHIPPED001 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
ANDA 208CD Snout - Winning Smile album art Snout Winning Smile(CD, EP, Single) AuGoGo Music ANDA 208CD Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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