The band lift the first track off new album 'Final Straw'...

Irish rockers SNOW PATROL have announced details of the first single to be taken from their new album ‘FINAL STRAW’.

The band, who are currently on tour in the UK, release ‘Splitting Games’ on September 15.

It will be backed by additional tracks ‘Steal’ and ‘Brave’. Also, on the day of release the band are making a previously unheard track available for free via their official website The song is called ‘Half The Fun Of It’.

The group also play three dates this week at: York Fibbers (August 26)

Ashton Under Lyme Witchwood (27)

Whitehaven Civic Hall (28)

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