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Picture - Gary Lightbody - 5th Annual... Malibu California United States, Saturday 9th May 2015

Gary Lightbody - 5th Annual Open Hearts Foundation Gala held at a private residence - Arrivals at Private Residence - Malibu, California, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015

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Ross King and Gary Lightbody - 25th Annual Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival in association with Variety Magazine at Santa Monica - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th March 2015

Ross King and Gary Lightbody
Ross King and Gary Lightbody

Picture - Ross King and Gary Lightbody... Los Angeles California United States, Friday 13th March 2015

Ross King and Gary Lightbody - 25th Annual Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival in association with Variety Magazine at Santa Monica - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 13th March 2015

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Ross King
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Ross King

Snow Patrol Stretch To 'The Far Reaches Of The Universe' With New Album


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Contactmusic interviewed Gary Lightbody's side-project Tired Pony recently, and the Snow Patrol frontman revealed we may not have long to wait for a new Snow Patrol offering.

When it came to talking about the next Tired Pony album, Lightbody stated that 'there's a while to wait' as there may not be time for one in the near future. 'If Snow Patrol release an album next year [2015], which we probably will, and then tour for it....' he told us, while weighing up the chances of a Tired Pony release in the next few years.

Snow Patrol in 2012
Fans will surely be thrilled to learn of Snow Patrol album plans

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Tired Pony Take 'Stripped Down' To A New Level


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Despite having only ever played 'like 5 shows and 4 TV shows' and not having 'had the same line up at any of them', Tired Pony have honed their own take on 'stripped down' sets.

Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Peter Buck (R.E.M) of Tired Pony recently took the time to talk to Contact Music, ahead of their appearance at Bushmills festival (June 12th 2014). Buck explained about their take on playing an acoustic set, saying it's 'more focussed' and by having less layers it makes it more possible to 'feel the emotions of the songs and let the songs breathe'. This doesn't mean that Tired Pony are going down the usual acoustic route; their onstage ensemble is still consisting of 12 people which, by most standards, would be a rather elaborate set-up but Gary was quick to point out that the number and style is still 'stripped down' for them.

Tired Pony perform live
(L-R) Gary Lightbody and Peter Buck

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Tired Pony - Interview


Interview with Tired Pony June 2014

Walking into a surreal conversation about American spy channels and the Illuminati, Contact Music spoke to Gary Lightbody and Peter Buck of Tired Pony before their afternoon set at Bushmills Live. What did we learn? Expect a third Tired Pony album, juggling and close up hand magic at their shows, and a "big" Snow Patrol album that will aim for "the far reaches of the universe" next year.

Peter Buck: Have you ever tuned into the spy channels, the ones where they just go X 31?

Gary Lightbody: No, I've not.

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Taylor Swift - The Last Time


Taylor Swift and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody share a hug in the live video for their track 'The Last Time' which is taken from Taylor's number one album 'Red' and was recently performed on the tenth season of the UK's 'X Factor'.

Harry Styles & Snow Patrol: A New 'Direction'?


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It's hardly the most obvious collaboration in British music - One Direction's Harry Styles joining forces with 'Chasing Cars' songwriter Gary Lightbody to pen some siogs together. Snow Patrol frontman Lightbody has spoken of his experience of working with the boyband heartthrob with the famous bouffant: "We wrote with Harry. It was a lot of fun. He's a real dude actually. We've no idea if those songs will make it yet, though. It's a long process. It's great to work with other people - it's good to flex the muscle."

Harry Styles
Will Harry Styles & Snow Patrol Release Music Together?

After Harry's previous duet with indie band Burning Beaches' singer Sam McCarthy, flustered fans took to Twitter, fearing Styles was about to jump ship to pursue his own separate musical interests.

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Picture - Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol , Sunday 19th August 2012

Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol and V Festival - Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol Sunday 19th August 2012 V Festival 2012 held at Hylands Park - Performances - Day Two

Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol and V Festival
Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol and V Festival

Lightbody Talks Leona's Run


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SNOW PATRIOL frontman Gary Lightbody has been discussing Leona Lewis' cover version of their hit song Run.

The X-Factor winner recently released a studio version of the song after her live version for Radio 1 proved so popular.

Around 69,244 people downloaded the new version in the first two days of it being made available.

Speaking to Steve Lamacq, Lightbody praised the 23-year-old singer's interpretation of the track.

"The one thing I will say is if you are going to cover a song, do it differently from the original and that’s definitely the case," he said. "I think she’s got an amazing voice and it is what it is."

He added that it is "bizarre" that Leona's version is such a big hit, as the original composition is not yet very old.

"It's still a bit strange because it's not that old. Five, six years old, but it seems a bit soon," he remarked.

Meanwhile, Showbiz Spy recently reported that Leona is planning a traditional Christmas at home with her family.


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