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"Phase in Phase Out Review"

South Carolina four piece Snap Robinson have been releasing albums independently for six years now and are now onto their third album. Citing; Jimmy Eat World, Pixies and Foo Fighters as major influences the band call their sound rock with fun punk influences.

The album’s first cut is “Retrofit.” A big hitter with Jimmy Eat World stamped all over it. The grinding guitar riffs, sunny vocals and pounding drums that are on show here are what has made the Texan emo kingpins such fan favourites. This of course means it is a great song – just one that could easily have been swiped off Jim Adkins as he slept.

The awesomely heavy yet poppy sounds of “What’s The Buzz” and the soulful acoustics of “You Carry Me” are real highlights. This showcases the band’s diversity in sounding good across the spectrum.
Tom Goodwyn, 9/11/04
- State of Emergency


"Snap Strikes Again"

Snap Robinson shows its colors and ability by being able to combine such a basic rock guitar sound with distinct punk vocals and have it sound good... The band likes to cover a couple songs during their shows, and based on this sample it seems they have the talent to play anything.
Elizabeth Jamison, 4/2/04 - The Tiger - Clemson, SC


"Playing to Win"

Playing to win
By Donna Isbell Walker
ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

Tuesday, April 01

...Snap Robinson, a band born at J.L. Mann High School seven years ago, kicks things off with a jolt of thrashing guitar and drums. Barron's fingers fly on his guitar as sweat pours down his face. The 40-minute set builds energy as it goes along, never losing the punk attitude. The band's choice of a cover song, Tommy James' "I Think We're Alone Now," drips with irony as Barron sings. The crowd grows slowly; many of the fans are old friends of the Snap Robinson sound. After the set, Haley Jameson of Greenville says the band offered an accurate portrait of its sound. "I think they did really good. They showed a lot of variety," Jameson said, adding that the band started out seven years ago with a lot of ballads but has gradually moved into the world of punk.
Donna Walker, April 2003 - Greenville News


"Live Review"

Snap played on the Michelin/Rock stage on Monday. Their date had to be one of the hottest days of the festival… But like lead singer Marshall Barron said, he'd rather have heat than rain. The performance ended up consisting of two sets. Both of which were quite lengthy. All in all Snap played 22 songs that day for what I would call a really good show. The set included a delightful mix of originals and covers including a new song entitled "Covered Floor." Also included in the list of Snap orignals were such songs as "Radio," ""October Again," ""Grace," and "Radiance." These four songs showcase the band's abilities much more so than the others. These songs include a wide range of styles from pop, to sentimental rock, to even some emo tendencies. The covers that Snap performed for the Freedom Weekend Aloft show were some of the best in their repertoire. Covers included the Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives Me Crazy," Cheap Trick's "Surrender," Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle," and their own adaptation of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" that would make Joey Ramone proud. There were more entertaining covers included in the set list which when combined with the Snap originals made for a great mix and a great show. Ok so none of that really tells you what these guys sound like. Make no mistake, Snap is a rock band. They are a rock band that leans more towards the poppy side of things. Some influences on Snap's music include R.E.M., local legends Albert Hill, and Jimmy Eat World. All of these influences you hear in their music, especially on Throw Away The Key and Glitter and Shine (G. & S. being the bulk of what you hear live). So what am I saying to you? Get out and see this quintet from Greenville, SC and decide for yourself if you like them. You should be able to tell that I do but I urge you to experience them for yourselves whether it be at a show or through their CDs. Snap Robinson has been on my list of bands to keep my eye on for some time now and I know that you'll put them on your list if you check them out.

Jon Monts, 5/27/03
- Locals Only Show, WUSC


Discography

Phase in Phase Out - 2004 (LP)
Unreleased Rock! - 2003 (EP)
Close Your Eyes and Think of England - 2003 (EP)
Glitter and Shine - 2001 (LP)
Throw Away The Key - 2000 (LP)
See You When We Get There - (1998) (EP)

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Bio

Snap Robinson, originally formed in 1998, has weathered the southeastern rock scene through its highs and lows. After putting out four albums and a couple of EPs, while logging countless hours on the Southeast's interstates, Snap Robinson continues to push forward with their craft. The latest recording from the Greenville, South Carolina based four-piece is "Phase in Phase Out", which was released in March 2004. Like their previous work, this album reveals Snap Robinson's knack for creative songwriting and the energetic style they bring to their live performances. The stage is where Snap Robinson excels, where they always strive to put a on a good show--no matter how big the venue or who's in the crowd.