18 years after formation, Snow Patrol is still barreling onward with record releases, their most recent being Fallen Empires. The band has seen large line-up changes over the years, and frontman Gary Lightbody has been the only consistent member to ensure its survival. Snow Patrol's power pop and alt-rock aesthetic has earned them accolades throughout their career, creating a fresh sound for the mid-'90s when the act premiered. Jill Riley got a chance to sit down with Lightbody to discuss his influences and current favorites.
Snow Patrol — "Called Out In The Dark"
alt-J — "Fitzpleasure"
Rihanna — "We Found Love feat. Calvin Harris"
Ed Sheeran — "The A Team"
Cashier No.9 — "Oh Pity"
Washed Out — "Amor Fati"
The Maccabees — "Pelican"