Snow Patrol Making Progress On New CD

Snow Patrol has completed primary recording of eight songs for its next Interscope album.

Snow Patrol has completed primary recording of eight songs for its next Interscope album, frontman Gary Lightbody wrote in a post on the band's Web site. The group had been recording in Scotland up to this point but studio sessions will continue next week in London.

"Most of the titles will change as I'm still tinkering with lyrics. so to give you song names now would just be confusing," Lightbody says. "One that hasn't changed is 'Chasing Cars,' which we played on our last U.S. tour and the shows we did with U2 and in Ireland, so some of you may know it. It's sounding pretty big."

The group is working again with producer Garret Lee, who was behind the boards for the 2003 breakthrough album "Final Straw." The set has sold more than 451,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and featured the single "Run," which reached No. 15 on Billboard's Modern Rock airplay chart.

"The whole thing is bigger and bolder except the quiet ones, which are as fragile as sugar paper," Lightbody said. "Paul [Wilson]'s bass is terrifying (in a good way) and Jonny [Quinn]'s drums, well, we don't call him thunderclap for nothing, or at all, but if we did it'd be appropriate."