Snow Patrol

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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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Gary Barlow and Madonna! Pop’s strangest crossovers
This month marks the 21st anniversary of Barlow’s solo album Open Road, which features a track penned by Madonna. From Beyoncé to Victoria Beckham and beyond, it’s not the first oddly matched musical venture

Louis Wise

20, Apr, 2018 @11:58 AM

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Jazz Summers obituary
Music manager who turned Wham! into a global phenomenon during the 1980s

Joel McIver

24, Aug, 2015 @4:17 PM

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x review – Ed Sheeran's second album has a broad palette but lacks depth

The follow-up to 2011's + is precision-tooled, pitch-perfect and utterly lacking in substance, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

22, Jun, 2014 @8:00 AM

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Little Matador: Little Matador review – Snow Patrol guitarist unleashes the beast
Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly throws off the shackles and gets down'n'dirty with his other group, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

17, Apr, 2014 @9:10 PM

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