The Day I Snapped

The Day I Snapped

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR

The Day I Snapped are a Scottish melodic punk 4-piece who have gained a reputation for their energetic live show. With the recent release of their second album, the Day I Snapped are poised to take their blend of hook-laden melodic punk rock to the masses.


THE DAY I SNAPPED is a melodic punk band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed in late 2000. The band have been in their current form of Vocalist/Guitarist Alan Easton, Guitarist Richie Bradford, Drummer Craig Brennan and Bassist Stuart Burnside since 2011 after Stuart replaced Andy McFarlance becoming The Day I Snapped's 7th Bassist.

Since their inception The Day I Snapped have been a mainstay of the Scottish music scene sharing stages with the likes of Alkaline Trio, Bowling For Soup, The Lawrence Arms, Strung Out, Biffy Clyro, A Wilhelm Scream and many others.

Their first show was opening for King Prawn at the Legendary King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in early 2001. In 2002 they joined Bouncing Souls on a memorable Punkorama bill and in the same year secured an appearance at the T in the Park festival, while sweeping up dead pigeons at work, singer Alan received a phone call asking The Day I Snapped to step in and open for Punk Rock giants Offspring at a sold-out Glasgow's SECC with 4 hours notice. In 2006 they were able to fulfill the dream of every aspiring Scottish band by playing at the world famous Barrowlands, sharing a bill with the All American Rejects and Zebrahead.

Over the years the band have enjoyed a modicum of national radio exposure and in 2003 were invited by the BBC to record a live session at the for Radio one's Vic & Jill show.

The Day I Snapped have entered the studio 5 times to date. 3 demos were recorded between 2001 and 2003 with tracks from these recordings appearing on various compilation albums. A 12 track album entitled "Hooked On Disaster" was completed in 2006, produced by former bassist Chris Gordon (Baby Chaos/Union of Knives) and was released on UK label Lockjaw Records in October of that year. Two songs from this debut, Start Again and History, were featured on the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie Loveless In Los Angeles.

A second album, "Tales of Ordinary Madness", was recorded in 2010 with Chris again at the helm and is set for release in December 2011 on the band's own label, Tremendous Hill Records. The album's Opening track "Cohesion and Derision" has appeared in commercials for Orbit Gum and UK Comedian Rufus Hound.


Shadows of the Past

Written By: Alan Easton

The sudden Realisation of what we have become
A mockery of what we once knew
And yet we take it all for granted
My problem's shared and you still don't care
So difficult to please
I'm under no illusions what I'm expected to achieve
And we're going round in circles, debate that never ends
In a master stroke before I choke still time to make amends
and now I find the problems that we have are just shadows of the past and they've come to haunt us,
Why can't I keep my promise? someone's always left behind
Given enough you will still find I am always on your side
I am sorry you don't share that sentiment it'll all be fine.


"Hooked on Disaster" - Debut album on Lockjaw Records 2006
"Tales of Ordinary Madness" album 2011 on Tremendous Hill Records
Airplay on major UK radio stations including xfm and BBC Radio 1 live session
Inclusion on Sound Track for movie "Loveless in Los Angeles"
Orbit Gum "Bobbing for Apples" commercial featuring song Cohesion and Derision
Comedy Central commercial for Rufus Hound DVD featuring song Cohesion and Derision

Set List

Varies for each gig, but all originals no covers