Snow Patrol

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‘We only agreed to do it if they shook hands’: Bono on the gig that helped end the Troubles
From Neil Hannon to Bertie Ahern, musicians, politicians and PR gurus recall the crucial part that a 1998 gig played in Northern Ireland’s peace process

Lee Campbell

15, Apr, 2023 @10:55 AM

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‘It feels like Live Aid’: all-star Concert for Ukraine joins war relief effort
Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello are among the stars performing at the ITV-screened event, rushed together in just two weeks. The organisers explain how it was done

Dave Simpson

25, Mar, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Emeli Sandé to play Concert for Ukraine
Snow Patrol and Gregory Porter will also perform at the televised fundraiser, with more performers still to be announced

Laura Snapes

21, Mar, 2022 @2:45 PM

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Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor’s Version) review – getting back together with a classic
Swift re-records the 2012 album on which she first embraced synth-pop, tweaking songs and adding others: a mix of saccharine fluff and superb keepers

Laura Snapes

12, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Toto, ELO, Queen ... why hits from happier times top Covid lockdown playlists
Nostalgic Spotify users turn to the music of their youth to escape the woes of 2020

Jamie Doward

13, Sep, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Snow Patrol on how they made Run
‘I went on a three-day bender in Glasgow and woke up blind in one eye with teeth missing. After I recovered, songs started pouring out of me’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

26, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Chasing Cars was never No 1. How did it become the century’s biggest UK radio hit?
What can we learn about how to write an enduring pop classic from Snow Patrol’s success with a song that peaked in the charts below Paris Hilton?

Stuart Heritage

17, Jul, 2019 @4:05 PM

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Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol is most-played song on UK radio this century
Epic ballad beats the Black Eyed Peas and Pharrell to prize awarded by licensing body PPL

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jul, 2019 @8:03 AM

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Snow Patrol cancel Glastonbury set and tour due to 'serious' injury
Guitarist and piano player Johnny McDaid requires immediate surgery for a neck issue, as Charlatans replace band at Worthy Farm

Laura Snapes

25, Jun, 2019 @5:01 PM

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Snow Patrol review – drifting along in a clinical quest for love
The band’s popularity is undiminished but listening to their precision-engineered arena rock is like drowning in candyfloss

Ian Gittins

27, Jan, 2019 @12:26 PM

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Lana Del Rey, George Ezra and Snow Patrol to headline Latitude
Ezra will also top the bill at Isle of Wight festival alongside Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Biffy Clyro

Laura Snapes

24, Jan, 2019 @11:54 AM

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Name that killer tune: why today’s TV dramas thrive on musical mystery
Original scores are fast giving way to obscure existing tracks, propelling their makers to sudden stardom

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Oct, 2018 @5:00 PM

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