will release A Hundred Million Suns
(Polydor/Fiction/Geffen Records) on October 28th 2008. The album is preceded by the fantastic single "Take Back The City", which comes with a video shot in East London courtesy of acclaimed video director Alex Courtes (The White Stripes
' "Seven Nation Army").
Gary Lightbody (vocals/guitars) says, "I'm so proud of this record. Everybody played out of their skin. Garret (Jacknife Lee) continued his progression from maverick genius to one of the best producers in the world. Musically, lyrically and sonically the best record we've made"
"Take Back The City" clip:
The Grammy-nominated band's fifth studio album was recorded throughout the Summer of 2008 in Hansa Studios in Berlin (where Bowie
recorded "Low," "Heroes" and "Lodger") and at Grouse Lodge deep in the Irish countryside. Written by Snow Patrol, the album was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Bloc Party
Snow Patrol are one of the biggest selling UK bands this decade and A Hundred Million Suns
follows up the 2006 Number One, seven-times platinum phenomenon Eyes Open
which sold 2.1 million copies in the UK and over 1 million in the US. Eyes Open
achieved platinum awards across the world from the US and Canada to Germany, Australia and beyond, selling over 4.5 million copies. Their single "Chasing Cars" has just received its 2 millionth download in the US.
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