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Snow Patrol is an indie rock band from Northern Ireland. They were formed in Scotland in 1994 by Gary Lightbody and Mark McClelland, two students from Northern Ireland. Their breakthrough song, both in Britain and overseas, was the song "Run" off the Final Straw album.
The group released their sixth and most recent album, Fallen Empires, in July, 2011.
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Snow Patrol released a three-track EP, Starfighter Pilot, on the Electric Honey label in mid-1997. Richard Colburn, from Glaswegian indie band Belle & Sebastian, played drums on this record, and Stuart Murdoch, from the same band, sang on one of the b-sides.
Snow Patrol gained mainstream success with the song "Run" (which debuted at #5 in the UK singles chart), as well as the album it was from, the 2003 release, Final Straw. The record peaked at #3 in the UK albums chart. Snow Patrol followed the success of "Run" up with 3 more singles from the album, "Chocolate", "Spitting Games" and "How to Be Dead".
The release of Final Straw in the United States in 2004 saw the album notching up well in excess of a quarter of a million sales and becoming the 26th most popular British album of that year, beating releases such as Muse's Absolution, David Bowie's Best of Bowie, Coldplay's Parachutes and The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Snow Patrol's single "Run" was the 22nd most played British song on American airwaves, having been played just under twenty-eight thousand times on US radio stations in that same year.
In the midst of touring as an opening act on U2 's Vertigo Tour in Europe in the summer of 2005, Snow Patrol played in London at Live 8. After finishing their opening act duties and extensive touring of Final Straw in late July, the band took a few weeks off and began writing and recording songs for a new album. Snow Patrol completed recording Eyes Open in December 2005, and this album was released in the UK on May 1, 2006, with the first UK single being "You're All I Have". The album was released in North America on May 9, and while "Hands Open" was the first American single, "Chasing Cars" pushed its way onto the download and pop charts after it was heard in the second season finale of the television show Grey's Anatomy on May 15, 2006. Due to the song's surprise popularity, it was released as an overlapping single in early June.