Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody going solo

Singer/guitarist has two side projects on the go

Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody has revealed that he has two solo side projects on the go.

The singer/guitarist explained that as well as his day job in the million-selling band, he was working on material with producer Jacknife Lee on a record entitled ‘Listen Tank’, plus a country music album named ‘Tired Pony’.

Lightbody warned fans not to expect anything similar to Snow Patrol output, especially with his project with Lee. “I call it Russian submarine music,” he told BBC Newsbeat, speaking of ‘Listen Tank’.

He added: “I don’t know why, there’s just lots of voices on it with me using my vocals as an instrument rather than a guitar. It sounds like some underwater choir.”

Of the country album he said: “I’ve loved country for a long time. I always thought I had a country album in me and it turns out I did.

“I don’t know whether people will dig it or not. It’s just something I wanted to get out of my system.”

Lightbody did not reveal when he planned to release the two albums.