Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Snow Patrol - Called Out in the Dark
Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band from Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. Formed at the University of Dundee in 1994 as an indie rock band, the band is now based in Glasgow. The band's first three records, the EP Starfighter Pilot (1997), and the studio albums Songs for Polarbears (1998) and When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up (2001), were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent labels Electric Honey and Jeepster respectively. The band then signed on to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002.
During the course of their career, Snow Patrol have won five Meteor Ireland Music Awards and have been nominated for three BRIT Awards. Since the release of Final Straw, the band have sold over ten million albums worldwide.
Snow Patrol released a new single for radio airplay, "Called Out in the Dark" on Thursday July 21 on BBC Radio 1 on Zane Lowe's radio show. According to official sources, the single itself will be released independently and as part of an EP later on and the UK release date is said to be September 4.
The group is currently preparing themselves for the release of their sixth studio recording, entitled Fallen Empires, and a tour of the UK and Ireland in early 2012.