ISSUE 1309

Snow Patrol: The Return

Chasing Cars was the UK’s most widely played song of the Noughties. But after global success, Snow Patrol have been quiet for seven years. Frontman Gary Lightbody was drawn into the ‘dirt and the darkness’ by drink and depression but now, he tells the Big Issue, he’s found his way home.

PLUS For one week only The Big Issue is bringing back the lost art of the music giveaway – we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on an exclusive 7” vinyl record of new Snow Patrol single ‘Soon’

Also this week…

  • Celebrated author Wilbur Smith on why his teens were a miserable time and why he’d tell his younger self to be ‘careful what you wish for’ in this week’s Letter To My Younger Self
  • How the bright housing of the future became a relic of the past – how east London’s Robin Hood Gardens became a museum piece in less than 50 years
  • And the reality of mental health care. We want to hear your experiences

Online this week…