Across the Line at 30 Friday, BBC2, 11.05pm The Bottom Line radio programme first aired in September 1986, and in its three decades on air has been a champion for such acts as Snow Patrol, Ash, David Gray, Therapy?, Divine Comedy and Soak. Featuring a mix of interviews (include U2’s Adam Clayton, Snow Patrol’s Gary… Read More ›
Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid are working on new music with Ed Sheeran. The ‘Chasing Cars’ hitmakers co-wrote Ed’s song ‘Bloodstream’, which was nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the 2016 Novello Awards – and have revealed they are back in the studio together. Speaking at the 61st Ivor Novello Awards… Read More ›
Here is a live performance and Q&A with Gary Lightbody and Johnny MaDaid that was uploaded onto YouTube recently. Thanks BGCV Music Studios for uploading.
Snow Patrol fans are getting restless for a new album; the band hasn’t put out a full-length record of fresh material since 2011’s Fallen Empires. This might explain lead singer Gary Lightbody’s appearance Wednesday night here in Seattle, where he surprised an intimate, capacity audience of 250 people with a handful of barely written… Read More ›
Mike uploaded a 1994 Shrug interview onto audioboom. “When we came home from our first semester at Dundee University, myself, Gary Lightbody and Mark McClelland were invited to be ‘interviewed’ by Queens university radio in Belfast. We had just recorded our first demo which would go on to receive record company interest for the band… Read More ›
ON the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birthday Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid reveals his favourite poem by the iconic Irish writer. A well-respected wordsmith himself, the Derry-born rocker – who now lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée, former Friends star Courteney Cox – first left his homeland to pursue his music career at the… Read More ›
Bangor-born Lightbody, whose band had hits with songs like Run and Chasing Cars, is a fervent Northern Ireland fan and is a regular member of the Green and White Army. He was offered the chance to make a dream come true by donning the national side’s jersey in a practice session ahead of Saturday’s Euro… Read More ›
Training with the Northern Ireland squad at Windsor Park on Thursday fulfils a boyhood dream for Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody. The musician said he had “one of the best days ever” after taking part in a training session with Michael O’Neill’s squad ahead of Saturday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania. Lightbody described… Read More ›