When someone says the words, “A local band”, connotations of covers songs and the usual tripe that your best mate drags you too when he gets free tickets rings in your ears.
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Snow Patrol an ineptly ‘Local band’, are anything but local.
The band hale from the darling countryside of Northern Ireland, (the United Kingdom’s biggest territorial headache which no more knows weather to be Irish or British)they are young, fresh and tantalisingly talented, signed to Polydor, they are set to rock your World.
Northern Irish with a lilt all its own and a culture divinely rich - has owned and nurtured Snow Patrol for the last ten years, but is now willing to share them to you to.
‘Final Straw’, Snow Patrols third album, and their launch pad into the UK and eventually USA charts, is erotic in its energy.
Lyrically, the songs are very obviously personal heart strings plucked and played to their fullest and the tunes on nearly the whole album are affecting.
Trust me you will sing a long to these tunes, the band captures the marketability of Travis and Coldplay with uniqueness rolled up in their genteel Irish twang.
Their forthcoming success, which like the ‘Darkness’, will come in good time, is long earned.
This album will eventually be on everyone’s lips.
I recently heard a cover artist in a Nightclub in the US, who was playing a ‘Darkness’song against the initial will of the crowd (for the simple fact they didn’t know the tune) say:
“You haven’t been touched by the Darkness yet, Oh, but you will. You just don’t know you will.”
This sentiment can be applied to Snow Patrol’s, ‘Final Straw’, as it is that good of an album; you will listen again, again, and again.
And if you are privileged enough, as I was a few weeks ago, to see them in concert, run now, and I mean now and buy your tickets.
BEST SONGS ON THE ALBUM – ‘How to be dead’, ‘Chocolate’, ‘Run’, ‘Grazed Knees’ and ‘Ways and Means’, I choose these reluctantly from an album packed full of choice cuts.
It gets 4/5 from me.
(I believe they are playing UK, Irish and North American Dates, check the website for details, www.snowpatrol.net)
(NB:I have no affiliation with the band Snow Patrol, I simply like their album a great deal)