Starfighter Pilot

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Starfighter Pilot
EP by Polarbear
Released 15 June 1997
Recorded Chamber Studios, Edinburgh
Genre Indie rock
Length 8:21
Label Electric Honey
Producer Jamie 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 of Jane's Addiction's then ex-bassist also having a side-project with the same 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. Two versions, the "Starfighter Pilot"[3] and "Starfighter Pilot (Remixes)" singles[4] saw the song released in remixed form.[5]

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".[6] 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. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Starfighter Pilot". Snow Patrol. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Starfighter Pilot Remixes". Snow Patrol. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Snow Patrol: Starfighter pilot". NME. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Songs for Polar Bears - Snow Patrol". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 July 2009.  Note: See "Tracks" section - Track 19.
  7. ^ "Polarbear (2) - Starfighter Pilot". Discogs. Retrieved 2 July 2009.