Northern Irish band Snow Patrol rented an empty house on a desolate Irish cliffside to record their second album, after hearing Kate Bush had composed in the same building.

The RUN stars are currently adding the finishing touches to EYES OPEN, the follow-up to their successful third disc FINAL STRAW.

The rockers has hailed the Irish fishing village of Dingle as the perfect location to inspire their musical creativity.

Frontman GARY LIGHTBODY says, "We rented an isolated house on the top of a cliff.

"Kate Bush wrote there and it's not a wild stretch of the imagination to see why. It's a very dramatic place."