Saturday, January 14, 2006

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Monday, December 19, 2005

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Coldplay never intended to become England's favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The Brit-rock quartet -- composed of Chris Martin (vocals/piano), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Guy Berryman (bass) -- yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, the Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

They never imagined taking reign of the U.K.'s ever-changing rock scene. Each member had come from solid households of working-class parents that encouraged music to be played. Martin, the eldest of five, began playing the piano as a young child. He started playing in bands around age 15 and sought solace in the words of Tom Waits. Buckland, on the other hand, was into the heavy guitar work of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and was playing guitar by age 11. Scotland native Berryman was into funk instead of indie rock, therefore leaving him to play bass. The multi-instrumentalist, Champion, didn't plan to be a drummer until he joined Coldplay. He favored playing guitar, bass, and the tin whistle, but caught on to playing percussion when the band became official.

Coldplay was heart-rending like Travis, passionate like Jeff Buckley, and as fresh as Oasis when they first burst onto the scene, so it was ideal for the press and public to praise them. They played their first gig at a festival for unsigned bands in Manchester, and The Safety EP was issued shortly thereafter. The Brothers and Sisters EP was issued by Fierce Panda and released a year later. Both releases saw only 500 pressings. Their sweet melodies and swooning lyrics landed Coldplay a U.K. deal with Parlophone in April 1999, and the limited-edition five-track, The Blue Room EP, followed that fall. With endearing nods from the media, the dream pop foursome were hailed as the next Travis thanks to their simplistic acoustics and charming personas. Two more EPs, Shiver and Yellow, arrived in spring 2000.

Their full-length debut Parachutes, which earned the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination, was released in the U.K. In November 2000, Parachutes saw a U.S. release with Nettwerk; a month later, "Yellow" was chosen as the theme song for all promo spots for ABC. The well-received hype surrounding the band continued throughout 2001 as well, taking on three Brit Awards nominations and a sold-out ten-date tour of the U.S. in February. Rumors of a split consumed most of the U.S. tour. Martin frequently battled nasty colds and voice exhaustion, which led Coldplay to cancel a series of American dates and scrap a European tour. With all gossip aside, Coldplay resumed playing in summer 2001 and earned additional success with second single "Trouble."

By fall, they headed into the studio for a second album. Rumor had it that it might be Coldplay's last album, for the band felt they might not capture such brilliance again. A Rush of Blood to the Head was released in August 2002. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

Written by MacKenzie Wilson

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Coldplay ends U.S. tour ablaze

The distance between Coldplay's music -- melancholy and middling -- and its worldly ambitions -- towering -- disappears when you actually see the band perform in concert. It's not quite a revelation; such things are hard to come by at Nissan Pavilion, a venue whose bottlenecked access points create hellish commutes, especially on nights when megapopular British rock bands are on the bill. (Even St. Peter would see a few scowling faces if it took three hours to reach the Pearly Gates.) Put it this way: On Friday night, the Coldplay thing began to make sense. I'm still a little puzzled, though, as to why so many young men are so enthusiastic about a mousy quartet whose prettified balladry makes Elton John sound like Black Sabbath. Could it be the presence of thousands of beautiful young women? (I realize this is a stretch.) When swallowed up and spit back out by a massive, 20,000-plus audience, singer Chris Martin's woozy melodies take on grand echoes. And songs that (at best) beguile or (at worst) bore on, become steroid-enhanced twins on stage. Mr. Martin wasted no time assuming frontman swagger, leaping and bounding across the stage as his bandmates glided through the spacey "Square One," followed by a commanding run through "Politik." Whether hunched over a piano or strapped with a lozenge-shaped guitar, Mr. Martin was unconfinably aswirl, making good on a promise to play with "twice the energy" of a typical Coldplay concert. (Friday was the last show of the band's highly successful summer tour.) For all its talk of clean living and diet purity, Coldplay isn't above using tape accompaniment to bulk up its sound (or giant yellow balloons to announce the hit "Yellow"; or video-screen images of cosmic explosions to set the mood for "Speed of Sound"). But the band huddled around drummer-turned-pianist Will Champion for a boiled-down barbershop acoustic set that included "Green Eyes" and "Till Kingdom Come," which Mr. Martin wrote for the late Johnny Cash. A snoozing rendition of "Ring of Fire," however, was perhaps too literal a tribute to the Man in Black. As a reminder of how incalculably lucky Coldplay has been the last few years, Mr. Martin shared the war story of the band's Washington-area debut at the HFStival in 2000. "We felt like aliens from another planet," he said, mentioning later (during an extemporaneous "Everything's Not Lost") the indignity of playing second fiddle to rap-metalers Limp Bizkit. Things have changed, to say the least. Now America is alien to Mr. Martin, a Brit who specifically refused to lay eyes on American beers backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, and whose American wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, doesn't want to raise their daughter, Apple, here (she prefers Europe, with its "respect for the multicultural nature of the globe"). For what it's worth, Mr. Martin and Co. seemed humbled by their rousing reception at Nissan; they were, simply, four musicians plying a craft and plying it well. And if we have imported beers to thank for that, then pass the Heineken.

Monday, September 26, 2005

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Chris Martin can make humility an act of hubris, and vice versa. He's as cocky and as insecure as rock stars come, a psychic balancing act reflected in his band Coldplay's crescendo/crash songs.
For instance, during a recent interview, the handsome singer says that the four hours he recently spent in a Miami studio with hip-hop producer Timbaland provided a bracing reality check -- even while he acknowledges his own superstar status.

"I gleaned that it doesn't matter if you're in one of the biggest bands in the world," Martin says on a mobile phone as his car makes its way out of New York City, en route to a show in Ohio --"it doesn't mean you're very good."

Then Martin concedes this is no revelation: "But I glean that most days."
Thanks to the nagging inescapability of their hummably sad songs -- and of course, to Martin's marriage to Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow -- no band in recent years has pierced the celebrity stratosphere as quickly as Coldplay. When their label EMI announced earlier this year that the British group's album "X&Y" would not come out in the first quarter as originally planned, the public company's stock took a dive.

The quartet's June release was then greeted with the kind of fanfare few acts get for their third album. Ad nauseam, Coldplay (Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, drummer Will Champion, and bassist Guy Berryman) has been called "the next U2."

It's probably all been too much too fast, as Martin is the first to admit: "It's funny when you realize you've become one of those people that you always used to imagine lived on Mars."
Martin's success may be out of this world but, like so many blue-eyed British pop stars before him, he still kneels at the altar of black American music.

"It was the best fun I've ever had," Martin says of his short experience with Timbaland.
The studio time was the finale to an MTV Video Music Awards weekend Martin also says was "amazing."

The 28-year-old father of 1-year-old daughter Apple likens the VMAs to a school track meet.
"These things are incredibly funny because there's all these people there with all their crews. When you watch it on TV you feel like everyone must know each other-- it's all very glamorous. But the reality is... everyone knows who everyone else is, of course, but everyone's kind of wary of each other."

Martin says he didn't pay too much attention to the onstage and backstage conflicts between 50 Cent's G Unit and Fat Joe's Terror Squad, who insulted each other on the mikes then nearly got into a brawl behind the scenes. "I've been to a few awards show with 50 Cent," he says. "It's the same as with Oasis in London: You're glad they're there cause something might happen."
Besides, speaking two days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Martin has more important things on his mind. "The reason why I didn't really notice the beefs and all that is it seemed so irrelevant. There's these big things going on so close by. The arguments between a couple of people at awards shows, they pale in significance. Increasingly in our world we're focusing on the doings of celebrities to distract ourselves from the actual goings-on on the planet. Escapism is really dangerous."

This is the sort of BIG STATEMENT for which Coldplay is known, loved and mocked. Like U2, they are a band with causes, particularly fair trade. These are educated lads who met at college. Their 2000 debut, "Parachutes," was a haunting, hopeful, mournful lullaby emanating from the fallout of Radiohead's "OK Computer" apocalypse. It and '02's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" won Grammys for best alternative albums. And in '03, Martin married Paltrow.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Coldplay-Cancelled Shows

Coldplay have apologised to their fans in the US after cancelling two shows due to illness.

Singer Chris Martin was advised to rest by his doctor after being struck down with throat problems.

As a result the band pulled out of concerts in Tampa, Florida, on 14 September and in Birmingham, Alabama, on 16 September.

Coldplay drummer Will Champion reassured fans that the band would reschedule the dates next year.

Refunds offered

In a statement on the band's website, Champion said: "It is with great regret that we have had to cancel our shows in your towns this week.

"Chris is suffering from some issues with his throat and it was felt by his doctor that if he didn't give his voice a rest he might not be able to sing for the rest of the US dates.

"Please be assured that we are planning to return to the US in the spring of 2006 and when we do we will definitely reschedule both of these shows.

"Lastly, I and the band apologise for any inconvenience we may have caused due to the cancellation of these shows."

People with tickets to the cancelled Birmingham show at the Verizon Wireless Pavilion are being asked to return their tickets for a refund.

Source-BBC UK

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Coldplay X & Y Review

Musicians who shun the limelight, who choose idiosyncrasy over accessibility, who content themselves with whoever shows up and whoever picks up their records, are choosing to ignore one of pop music’s most troubling conundrums. Turning a blind eye to your art’s reception means you never have to worry yourself with reconciling music with integrity with music that sells. This is not an easy task. The guys who record sincerity for multinational record companies leave themselves open to the sharp wit of the critic and the casual fan alike. Though the pioneers will always have our applause, we should reserve a particular kind of respect for those bands who willingly make populist music without churning out rubbish, who don’t make their Kid A or their No Code, who refuse to turn their backs.

With X&Y, Coldplay’s third full-length, Britain’s university lads make a mighty case for the stadium tour. While the mopey preciousness of 2000’s Parachutes wore thin, and 2002’s A Rush of Blood to the Head sounded over-thought and over-done, X&Y is a bullish wash of bold melody and careening guitar -- and Coldplay’s least affected record to date. Compare, for example, the mega-hit “The Scientist” from Rush of Blood and X&Y’s “Fix You.” Both build off of simple keyboard runs, both deal in Chris Martin’s impassioned platitudes, and both are easily digestible (or horrific, depending on your point-of-view). But while the older track constructs its drama with measured, plodding predictability, each verse and chorus adding another track ’til the whole things feels more like Lincoln Logs than rock ’n’ roll, “Fix You” is ready-made -- a complete package with a better melody, better production, and a bigger pay-off.

Plus -- and this is crucial -- frontman Chris Martin is no longer just the nice boy with a big heart and box of chocolates. With his mates pulling a greater share of the sonic load, Martin is a more assertive frontman, willing to dish out lines like “the future’s for discovering” and ”steal my heart and hold my tongue/ I feel my time, my time has come” without wondering if you’d like some tea first. This may just be Martin’s new wedding ring exerting its influence, but now more than ever, Coldplay’s lyrical generalities transcend its lead singer’s domestic bliss. And with an expanded musical palate -- Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode to name a few -- there’s even more to wrap your arms around.

People will fall in love to this music, and Coldplay knows it. They also, finally, know how to make sincerity swing, how to touch people without hushing them up, and how to write a melody George Harrison could be proud of. Pray they don’t multiply, pray their egos stay small, but doff your hat nonetheless to the few hopeless romantics who occasionally make music worthy of the sales.

Source-PreFix Mag