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We’d love to come and play in India: Snow Patrol

Irish band, Snow Patrol, on touring the country and their album, Fallen Empires.

music Updated: Dec 19, 2011 16:47 IST
Collin Rodrigues
Collin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times

Irish band, Snow Patrol, on touring the country and their album, Fallen Empires.

In India, Snow Patrol may be a smaller entity, but internationally, the Irish alternative rock band has received fair amount of success.

The band’s first major album which brought them international fame was Eyes Open that released in 2006. A single from the album, Chasing cars… was quite popular. The album even peaked at the British charts and was declared the highest selling album that year.

Presently, the five-member band is out with their new album, Fallen Empires.

Says guitarist, Gary Lightbody, “Our working title for the album was, Where We Make Our Home, but we felt that something was just not right and no one could remember it. Then we decided on the name Fallen Empires, which is about making your own tiny empires around you that then gradually fall away and leads to the new experiences, and the new lives that you live.”

Released in November, the album has so far reached No. 3 on the United Kingdom charts.

Ask lead guitarist, Nathan Connolly, if the band is planning to tour India in the future and he says, “We would love to come to India. We have started touring a lot of different countries where we haven’t been before and we will surely try to make a gig happen in India sometime in the future,” he says, adding, “The Indian market is definitely important for any artiste.”

Hailing from Northern Ireland, the band has also been helping local bands in Belfast, by funding their projects.

“One day, we would definitely like to reach out to as many local bands as possible,” says bass guitarist, Paul Wilson, when asked if the band would take this initiative to countries like India.

First Published: Dec 19, 2011 12:32 IST