Snow Patrol declare ‘Super Furry Animals are our generation’s Beatles’

Gary Lightbody bigs up the Welsh band

Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody has declared that Super Furry Animals are “our generation’s Beatles“.

Lightbody told Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1 that the Welsh band were a major inspiration for him, and part of the reason he played music.

“If Nirvana made me pick up a guitar, Super Furry Animals made me think about what I had say with it,” he said. “I think they’re our generation’s Beatles.

“They mean an awful lot to me. They should be an absolutely giant massive band all around the world because they’ve made some of the best pop music ever.”