Cult female singer-songwriter teams up with indie miserabilists

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Uncut favourite Martha Wainwright guests on the new single by Snow Patrol, “Set Fire To The Third Bar”, to be released next month.

Speaking on Wainwright’s website, Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody said, “When I was writing the song, I pictured this sorceress with a real darkness inside her, and then when you meet her, yes, there is that wicked side to her, but there also is this sweetness as well.”

Currently Radio One’s single of the week, “Set Fire To The Third Bar” isn’t released in the UK until November 13, although it can be found on Snow Patrol’s 2006 million-selling fourth album, “Eyes Open”.

Martha will be appearing with Snow Patrol tonight (October 6, 10.35pm) on Jonathan Ross’ BBC One show, performing the single live.

Wainwright is currently writing new material for the follow-up to her excellent 2005 self-titled debut album, due to be released next year.

She has also made several contributions alongside brother, Rufus Wainwright to “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man”, a tribute compilation available now.

Meanwhile, Snow Patrol are the latest British guitar band to crack the notoriously difficult US charts. They are currently at number five with the single, “Chasing Cars.”

Pic credit: Tom Soter


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