Founded by Ross Mclennan in Melbourne, Australia in 1992. Snout made one of their first recorded appearances the Half a Cow Records compilation, Slice Two 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 (Guitar and backing vocals) and Hugh (Drums), as credited in the liner notes.