Northern Irish group look back

Million selling Northern Irish indie giants Snow Patrol are set to look back over their career with the new collection 'Up To Now'.

Snow Patrol began life as a shambling indie collective in the Scottish city of Dundee - birth place of Clash Magazine, fact fans.

Naming themselves Polar Bear the group's sound was deeply indebted to American artists such as Pavement and Sebadoh. Signing to Jeepster the band re-named themselves Snow Patrol and became cult favourites among indie fans.

With a strong work ethic and a neat line in lighters-aloft anthemics Snow Patrol were later snapped up by a major label. Their single 'Run' became a huge hit, and propelled the album 'Final Straw' into the upper echelons of the chart.

With the release of new album 'A Hundred Million Suns' earlier this year Snow Patrol established themselves as one of the biggest groups in the UK. Topping the charts the record was followed by a lengthy tour and festival slots at T In The Park and Oxegen.

Now the band are set to look back on their new retrospective 'Up To Now'. Snow Patrol will collect some of their best known material alongside rarities from their early years.

The new collection will even include material from the Gary Lightbody led supergroup The Reindeer Section, which included much of the Scottish indie elite with members of Idlewild, Teenage Fanclub and more contributing.

Gary Lightbody said in a statement: “It’s a portrait of us as a band, warts and all. We’ve climbed a hill and now we’re looking back and taking in the view for a bit. It’s nice to show people that we didn’t just arrive overnight.”

Snow Patrol are set to release 'Up To Now' on November 9th.

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