The Snow Patrol frontman teamed up with a host of stars including R.E.M.'s Peter Buck to form the supergroup. The debut record The Place We Ran From was recorded in one week with Bloc Party producer Garret 'Jacknife' Lee.
Lightbody told NME: "There's quite a lot of blood dripping from this record. You have to go really deep into the record before you find it, but it's there. There's quite a lot of dark tales of bad deeds."
He added: "It was a loose-limbed idea of mine to get people together to record a bunch of songs I'd been writing.
"But when I got in the studio I realised the songs we were writing there were better than the ones I'd already written."
Musicians featuring on the CD include Editors frontman Tom Smith and Belle & Sebastian drummer Richard Colburn.