On the brink of success with the release of "Eyes Open" (2006), Scottish act Snow Patrol won't rush the next album this year. Though some songs are ready to be cooked this autumn, the band thinks that they as well as fans deserve a break.
"I've written loads. Nathan (Connolly) has written quite a few songs, Paul (Wilson) has been writing quite a bit as well, so the new album could be done when we finish this tour in September," vocalist Gary Lightbody said. "But I don't think there's any point of doing it this early. I think people by the end of the summer will just about have had enough, and that's fair enough."
He continued, "We understand we've been at it for four years non-stop on tour as well and we need a break and maybe everyone else needs a break too. So we're gonna take a good bit of time off, make the album in our own pace and come back fresh maybe a year later."
Album aside, the band will play a homecoming gig at Ward Park in Bangor on September 1. Tickets are sold for £33 and will be available starting from June 15 at 9 am in ticket outlets and Virgin.