Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has blamed a delay on their forthcoming album on an invasion of bats.
The singer claims the band struggled to record their new material because their studio was regularly swamped by the flying mammals.
He says: "As the sun goes down the bats come out. They swoop just outside the living room windows.
"I went to my room and turned on the light to find a bat. But we got it sorted."