Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody and guitarist NATHAN CONNOLLY will record solo albums when they finish touring their smash hit album EYES OPEN in January (07). The CHASING CARS singer is set to surprise fans with a new "electro" sound but insists Snow Patrol are not splitting up. He says, "I'm going to go off and do something on my own in January. (But) we'll always be together - just like the end of GREASE." Connolly says of his project, "I don't know what it'll end up as. It'll be melodic and tuneful but we'll see what happens when I finally get round to doing it."