In a a statement the band say the pressures of success were taking their toll on working relationships within the band. It was felt that Snow Patrol could not continue working with McClelland.
Snow Patrol say: 'Coming to this decision was the hardest thing the remaining band members have ever faced, it was reached with much regret.'
In other SP-related news, Gary and Tom will be taking a break from writing the follow up to 'Final Straw' to play a DJ set in Cambridge on March 17th at The Junction. Tickets are £7 on the door. They follow this with another set in Bedford at The Pad on March 18th.