Snatch Tapes was founded by Philip Sanderson in 1978. The first release was Snatch 1, the first of three cassette compilations that included amongst others David Jackman, Storm Bugs, Alien Brains, and the Lemon Kittens. Individual releases by Storm Bugs, David Jackman and Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey followed. The last release on Snatch was David Jackman's tape in 1981. The label went into hibernation for 21 years before being reactivated for the release of the Storm Bugs' CD Let's Go Outside And Get It Over.