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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 › 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 ›

WDR 2 Radio interview

Gary visited German radio station WDR 2 and gave an interview. The German translation makes it a bit hard to hear what he’s saying but you can still give it a listen here. Thanks Kathrin!

BBC The Quay Sessions (update)

Watch Snow Patrol play an acoustic version of ‘Empress’ live at BBC in Glasgow. Update: more videos have been added to YoTube      

Radio Rock Antenne interview

Watch Gary talk to Radio Rock Antenne about their new album Wildness. Where did Snow Patrol go for seven years? Gary Lightbody opens up

Gary Lightbody battled depression and alcoholism as Snow Patrol wrote their seventh album, Wildness. The band’s frontman tells the BBC about overcoming his demons, how Nick Cave helped him conquer writer’s block, and why he and Ed Sheeran want matching tattoos. Seven years. 2,555 days. That’s how long it took Snow Patrol to make their… Read More ›

Snow Patrol – Empress (band version music video)

Watch the band version music video for ‘Empress’. Don’t Give In: Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody Speaks To Clash

Snow Patrol have been on an extraordinary journey. The band formed while at university, spending almost a decade as part of the Scottish guitar underground. But then something remarkable happened: they starting selling records. And more records. And even more records. Enjoying an incredible second wind, Snow Patrol became part of the fabric of everyday life,… Read More ›