- 23 May 18
It’s taken seven hard years to make, but Wildness is the Snow Patrol record that GARY LIGHTBODY is most proud of. In a searingly honest interview, he talks to STUART CLARK about the personal demons he’s had to exorcise in order to get his musical mojo back, and why every Irish man has to vote “Yes!” on May 25.
“Look at this, isn’t it gorgeous?”
Johnny Quinn is showing me the vinyl version of Wildness, the seventh Snow Patrol album, which is easily the best thing they’ve done since 2006’s Eyes Open, and may after a few dozen more spins be a match for that record’s monster predecessor, Final Straw.
His Snow Patrol bandmate Gary Lightbody has gone temporarily AWOL, but with Noel Hogan, Stephen Street, Edith Bowman, Geoff Barrow and Cillian Murphy among those responsibly enjoying the free bar he’s not short of rock ‘n’ roll or actorly company.