Snow Patrol and REM supergroup Tired Pony to ‘record new album in February’

Gary Lightbody, Peter Buck and co will head to Tennessee to work on the follow-up to 'The Place We Ran From'

Snow Patrol and R.E.M supergroup Tired Pony have announced they will record a new album in February.

The band – which features Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody, R.E.M‘s Peter Buck, Belle & Sebastian drummer Richard Colburn and producer Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee among others – will head into the studio early next year.

“We’re going to tour the states at the end of this month and we’ll go into the studio to make the new album next year,” Lightbody told Spinner. “Snow Patrol will be recording a new album from November to the end of January and when it’s finished I’ll go in and record the new Tired Pony album in February.”

Set to be the follow-up to their debut studio effort, ‘The Place We Ran From’, Lightbody revealed that the album would have “more of a bluesy kind of feel”.

“We’re probably going to make it in Nashville or in Memphis,” he explained. “What we’re going to do [with each successive album] is make it in a different city and then use musicians from that city. So with Memphis, you’ll have big horns and more of a bluesy kind of feel and we’ll make it a bit tougher.”