Anonymous Snow Patrol

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 November 2009
Gary Lightbody

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

Snow Patrol say their songs are more famous than they are, and love being able to walk around without being recognised

Snow Patrol's fans don't recognise them.

The 'Run' hitmakers love being able to walk around unrecognised, despite selling millions of records around the world.

Frontman Gary Lightbody said: "Even our own fans would have trouble picking us out of a line-up. We're very lucky in that the songs are the famous things, so we can walk around anywhere unrecognised. We will be in a clothes shop with our songs playing on the radio and nobody even raises an eyebrow, even in the UK."

The quintet's biggest success came with the single 'Chasing Cars' and despite hearing it played on radio stations everywhere, Gary insists they never get tired of it.

He added: "I have never thought anything bad about 'Chasing Cars', ever. It's the most ubiquitous thing we've ever done, so it's probably due for our own personal backlash now. But it's our favourite son, daughter, whatever its sex is - why would we be angry? That song went around the world - we just followed it."

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