Starfighter Pilot

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Starfighter Pilot
EP by
Released15 June 1997
RecordedChamber Studios, Edinburgh
GenreIndie rock
LabelElectric Honey
ProducerJamie Watson

Starfighter Pilot is the debut EP from Snow Patrol, on the Electric Honey label, released on 15 June 1997.[1] The EP was released under the name Polarbear, the band's second name after Shrug; the name Polarbear was later changed to Snow Patrol because the band had discovered the existence of another group with that name.[2]


The song "Starfighter Pilot" was later featured on the band's debut album, Songs for Polarbears, and was later released as the fourth and final single from the album.[3]

The EP remains a rare find and is popular among collectors; the song "Holy Cow" later appeared as a bonus track on the U.S. release of "Songs for Polarbears".[4] The song "Safety" though, has not been released anywhere else, nor has the EP been re-issued.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Starfighter Pilot" - 3:21
  2. "Holy Cow" - 1:54
  3. "Safety" - 3:06


Other personnel


  1. ^ "Snow Patrol (Under the name Polar Bear) - Starfighter Pilot". Interscope. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Snow Patrol: Starfighter pilot". NME. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Songs for Polar Bears - Snow Patrol". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 July 2009. Note: See "Tracks" section - Track 19.
  5. ^ "Polarbear (2) - Starfighter Pilot". Discogs. Retrieved 2 July 2009.