Saturday, 17 July 2010
Tired Pony (Gary Lightbody and Peter Buck)
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and REM's Peter Buck have joined forces as Tired Pony. This is an interesting prospect and the debut album The Place We Ran From has now been released. The sound is obviously lead by Lightbody's distinctive vocals but the music is more Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers than REM. The rest of the band comprises Richard Colburn of Belle & Sebastian, former Snow Patrol lyricist Iain Archer, producer Jacknife Lee and REM collaborator Scott McCaughey. There is also contribution from actor/singer Zooey Deschanel (She & Him) and Tom Smith (Editors).