Snow Patrol’s Eyes Open Biggest Selling Album of 2006
Snow Patrol formed at the University of Dundee in 1994 and hails from Northern Ireland. They’re based in Glasgow these days. Final Straw (2003) was their debut with sales reaching more than 3 million copies worldwide. The follow-up set Eyes Open included ‘Chasing Cars’ which became a huge international hit single. Eyes Open was the biggest-selling British album of 2006.
I’ve blogged quite about their latest set Fallen Empires which includes brand new tracks. In addition to Optimus Alive, the group will embark on a tour in 2012 as well.
No video is available as yet, but the release of ‘In the End’ is indicated on Wikipedia.
Oh, no they didn’t? A cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)’ performed by the Scottish alternative rock band Snow Patrol has surfaced online. Included on Perry’s hugely successful album Teenage Dream, the track was issued as a single back in June this year.
I’ve blogged quite a bit about Snow Patrol. One of my favorite tracks of this year is ‘Called Out in the Dark.’ Suggestions say that ‘New York’ will be the next single, but this is yet to be confirmed.
In addition, Atlanta-based rock band Woe, Is Me issued their own version of ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)’ only this November. Included on the compilation Punk Goes Pop 4, it was the second song to be released as a single following Pierce the Veil’s version of ‘Just the Way You Are.’
CHART SPOTLIGHT. I’ve blogged a lot about the upcoming Snow Patrol album Fallen Empire in November. Meanwhile, let’s dig the new Mix DJ Americo 2011 version of ‘Called Out in the Dark’ found on Soundcloud.
Snow Patrol – Called Out in the Dark (mix dj americo 2011)
CHART SPOTLIGHT. I’ve played Snow Patrol’s ‘Called Out in the Dark’ constantly since I blogged about the video. The group’s next single will be ‘This Isn’t Everything You Are’ and will be available on the new set Fallen Empire. Expected to bow on November 14, the album will include fourteen new tracks, blending electro guitar riffs with club friendly drums and Gary Lightbody’s touching lyrics. Gary Lightbody (singer), Nathan Connolly (guitarist), (Paul Wilson (bass), Jonny Quinn (drums) and Tom Simpson (keyboard) recorded the album in Los Angeles together with the producer Garrett ‘Jacknife’ Lee.
Inspired by U2
Fallen Empires is inspired by LCD Soundsystem’s The Sound of Silver, U2’s Achtung Baby and Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. Despite the great musical variation, Snow Patrol has stuck to its core and this is a strong follow-up to 2008’s A Hundred Million Suns and 2009’s million selling Up to Now. I still think that their classic hit ‘Chasing Cars’ is the best track from Snow Patrol. Not least because it came to new life in Grey’s Anatomy. The Snow Patrol hit ‘Run’ has also been covered by Leona Lewis.