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Snow Patrol frontman turns his attention to experimental side-projects
05 May 2009 - Gary Lightbody has confirmed to the BBC that he's working on two separate albums, which he believes will be totally different from anything Snow Patrol related.

One is an abstract project, titled Listen Tank, which he recorded with the band's producer Jacknife Lee, while the other is a country record called Tired Pony.

"I’ve written that and I just need to record it," said Lightbody to Radio One about the latter. "I always thought I had a country album in me and it turns out I did, but I don’t know whether people will dig it or not. It's just something I wanted to get out of my system."
"A lot of the stuff we’ve written recently is just so leftfield that it just wouldn’t fit."
Gary Lightbody

Speaking about the solo material Lightbody continued: "A lot of the stuff we’ve written recently is just so leftfield that it just wouldn’t fit, so we’ve had to kind of invent other ways for getting that out.

"I don't know why, there's just lots of voices on it with me using my vocals as an instrument rather than a guitar," the singer added.

The band have just returned from South Africa, where they filmed the video for their next single The Planets Bend Between Us, which is released on 25 May.

Georgie Rogers

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