Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish/Scottish alternative rock band formed at the University of Dundee in 1994. The group comprises Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Jonny Quinn (drums), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Simpson (piano, guitar, backing vocals). Initially an indie rock band, their first three records, the EP《Starfighter Pilot》(1997), and the studio albums《Songs for Polarbears》(1998) and《When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up》(2001), were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent labels Electric Honey and Jeepster respectively. The band then signed on to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002.
另類搖滾樂團 Snow Patrol 發跡於蘇格蘭，由主唱 Gary Lightbody 帶領，加上鼓手 Johnny、吉他手 Nathan、貝斯手 Paul、鍵盤手 Tom 組成。他們早期以獨立樂團的身分發行了一張 EP 和兩張專輯，市場反應平平，並沒有取得商業上的成功，之後便與大廠牌唱片公司簽約。