Music / Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol is an Alternative Rock band from Northern Ireland. They were founded in 1994.


  • Gary Lightbody
  • Jonny Quinn
  • Nathan Connolly
  • Paul Wilson
  • Tom Simpson
  • Johnny McDaid


  • Songs for Polarbears (1999)
  • When It's all Over We Still Have To Clear Up (2001)
  • Final Straw (2003)
  • Eyes Open (2006)note 
  • A Hundred Million Suns (2008)
  • Fallen Empires (2011)


  • Album Title Drop:
    • Final Straw: "Chocolate"
    • Eyes Open: Twice, sort of: "Hands Open" and "Open Your Eyes".
    • A Hundred Million Suns: "The Planets Bend Between Us"
  • Awesome McCoolname: Gary Lightbody. Fuck yeah.
  • Happy Place: "Shut Your Eyes" advises having one.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "You Are All That I Have" is pretty upbeat but the lyrics are just as desperate as the title suggests.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: They range from 1 to 5.
  • Non-Appearing Title: Every album has at least one.
    • Songs for Polarbears: "Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool"
    • When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up: "Olive Grove Facing the Sea"
    • Final Straw: "How to be Dead", "Wow", "Spitting Games", "Chocolate", "Somewhere a Clock is Ticking"
    • Eyes Open: "Make This Go On Forever", "Headlights On Dark Roads"
    • A Hundred Million Suns: "If There's a Rocket, Tie Me to It", "Disaster Button"
    • Fallen Empires: "Life-ning", "The President"
  • Shout-Out: "Hands Open" mentions Sufjan Stevens and his song "Chicago".
  • Title Track: Fallen Empires.