Reptile Ranch was the "house band" of the celebrated Z-Block label. They recorded their first 7" before they'd played a single gig in public, or even chosen a name. The sound didn't really come together 'til they'd moved to Cardiff and cut their DIY-hippiepsych classic "Waterhole" for the Is the War Over? compilation LP. Reptile Ranch played their debut gig at Cardiff's Grassroots coffee-bar. The Animal Noises EP was Reptile Ranch's third and final release.