Snow Patrol release their new album, A Hundred Million Suns, next Monday (27th). This is their fourth album, and sees the band take a more orchestral direction, but the album is still full of the catchy pop hooks and soaring chorus of their last album, the multi-million selling Eyes Open.
Performing on Later with Jools Holland last week, the band played their new single, Take Back The City, another epic pop track, and two other tracks from the new album, one of which featured a group of backing singers and a string and brass orchestra. Whether this was just a one off or these new additions to the band will be hitting the road with them on their next tour remains to be seen.
If you loved Eyes Open, no doubt this will hit the mark for you too. If, however, you’re still hoping Snow Patrol might revert to their slightly more experimental, earlier work – a track on one of their earlier albums had the rather incredible title Get Balsamic Vinegar…quick You Fool- then I’m afraid this is another disappointment. Pre-order A Hundred Million Suns from Amazon now and make up your own mind.