In an interview with Cambridge News conducted by Ella Walker, Richard Colburn briefly mentioned his time with Snow Patrol. You can read the segment below and find the full interview at the link below.
When he’s not thwacking drums for Belle and Sebastian, Richard’s doing it with the likes of Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody and as part of the band, Tired Pony, with REM guitarist Peter Buck. He actually drummed on some of the earliest Snow Patrol records, but isn’t remotely bitter that the band eventually took off without him. “I was so glad when it happened but I knew, I mean, Gary is such an amazing songwriter, it would have been a tragedy if nothing had happened, but it was touch and go. They were just about to give up, they were actually a week away from throwing in the towel, and they got a second bite at the cherry.”
Despite general consensus, he’s adamant the success didn’t go to their head. “Those boys have not changed and I see them a lot. We’re all good pals, have been for years.”
Right now of course his focus is Belle and Sebastian. “It’s been a while,” Richard admits, since they’ve toured properly. In fact almost four years have passed, during which time the band have performed just a scattering of gigs, and even those mostly Stateside.
Read the full interview at this link.