New material from Snow Patrol frontman

Gary Lightbody could be set to step out from the shackles of Snow Patrol, with the singer claiming he is working on two solo projects.

Snow Patrol are one of the biggest groups in the UK, recently playing a spectacular homecoming show in Belfast to more than 7000 people. The group's latest album 'A Hundred Million Suns' was a spectacular success, racing up the charts as Snow Patrol raced around the UK promoting it.

However it seems that Gary Lightbody has grown tired of Snow Patrol's melancholic anthems. In a new interview the singer reveals that he is working on material with celebrated producer Jacknife Lee, as well as a country album.

The singer warned fans that the new material would be radically different to Snow Patrol. The new album with Jacknife Lee is titled 'Listen Tank' and in an interview with BBC Newsbeat the singer stated "I call it Russian submarine music".

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."

Referring to his ongoing country project, Lightbody revealed that he aimed to call the album 'Tired Pony'.

"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."

Gary Lighbody formed Snow Patrol while studying at university in Dundee. In their early days the band released material on the tiny Glasgow label Jeepster, although the group have since gone on to become one of the biggest in the UK, and are set to headline this year's Radio One Big Weekend.

It is not known when Gary Lightbody will release his new solo albums.

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