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Year: 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Pop Quiz: Gary Lightbody on why Snow Patrol had to hit reset

Snow Patrol crashed and burned following the release of its last album, 2011’s “Fallen Empires.” Struggling with depression, writer’s block and a dependency on alcohol, frontman Gary Lightbody moved to Los Angeles to sort out his head and co-write with Taylor Swift, One Direction and Ed Sheeran. But with its new release, “Wildness,” the band… Read More ›

Belfast Telegraph: Gary and I have never been closer, says sister of Snow Patrol singer

The sister of Snow Patrol star Gary Lightbody has opened up on her tumultuous childhood relationship with the singer, but said the pair have never been closer than they are today. Sarah (40), who lives next door to her brother with her daughter Honey, described their early relationship as “troublesome” but said it never stopped… Read More ›

The Times: Relative Values: Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, 42, and his sister, Sarah, 40, on his battle with drink and depression, and their dad’s dementia

Gary: I don’t remember much from my early childhood, but I do know that as soon as Sarah started talking, she became the dominant force in the household. She’s never been afraid to speak her mind or to fight for the people she loves. When we were growing up, she also fought with one of… Read More ›

Daily Star: Kodaline worked with Snow Patrol for new album

The Irish rockers leaned on the songwriter/producer for guidance as they experimented with lighter sounds. They also pushed past their comfort zone on forthcoming LP Politics Of Living. Frontman Steve Garrigan told me: “This is a very different album but I’m so proud of it. “For the first time we collaborated with a lot of… Read More ›

YorkShire Post: Gary Lightbody opens up on alcohol and depression battles as Snow Patrol prepare for Leeds gig

As Snow Patrol prepare to go on a UK tour that will visit Leeds, singer Gary Lightbody speaks to Laura Harding about his battle with mental health and decision to give up alcohol. Gary Lightbody is at home with his parents for the weekend and feeling like a kid again. It’s a place of refuge… Read More ›

Sydney (August 4th) reviews and photos

The Au Review: Live Review: Gary Lightbody flooded with fan-mail at Snow Patrol’s first Sydney show in years [read] The AU Review: Photo Gallery: Snow Patrol + Husky – ICC Theatre, Sydney (04.08.18) [read] The Sydney Morning Herald: Snow Patrol on a roll as they plough through hits [read] Snow Patrol on a roll as they plough… Read More ›

Extra.ie: Gary Lightbody reveals support act Ed Sheeran got more attention at a Snow Patrol gig

Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody has revealed how one-time support act Ed Sheeran upstaged the band when he toured with the Northern Irish band in 2012. Megastar Ed was a warm up act for the Chasing Cars hitmakers on their US tours just a few months after the release of his debut album, +. Appearing on… Read More ›

ABC.net.au: Gary Lightbody on finding clarity after seven years away

“The song played and took over every molecule in the room…it became everything in that moment and we played it ten times.” That’s how Garry Lightbody feels about Nick Cave’s Jesus Alone – and it’s impacted Snow Patrol’s latest album. He joins Myf Warhurst to talk about his relationship with alcohol, the impact of his father’s dementia… Read More ›