- 12 Oct 05
Batteries recharged, Snow Patrol have started working in earnest on the follow-up to Final Straw with a provisional March 2006 release date.
“We took a little time off to rest as we’ve not the superhuman strength of Franz Ferdinand,” rues an envious Gary Lightbody. “How on earth did they manage to write and record an album appearing, to the naked eye at least, to have never stopped touring? Talent. Stamina. Being grown-ups. All valid answers I attest.
“Anyway, we have to ration what we have of these qualities so we needed a few weeks of feet up in front of The West Wing and Arrested Development. The holiday ended when the six of us – plus the man whose brain is so full of ideas they sometimes spill out like molten genius Tourettes, Garret Lee – bundled into Berkley rehearsal room in Glasgow to get together what turned out to be 30 songs written by Paul, Nathan and myself.
“Over the last wee while,” he concludes, “we’ve tinkered, steered and unceremoniously bludgeoned these baby tunes into odd shapes and smells. We are very close!”
Currently locked away in an unspecified English studio, Gary and co are promising weekly album updates on their www.snowpatrol.net website.