Coldplay talk to Atomicduster about their music and getting podgy. With their debut album having entered the UK charts at number one and still currently riding high, Coldplay have delivered on early promises. Tone E spoke to the bands fronton, Chris Martin, just prior to the release of "Parachutes", an album that has whipped up quite a storm, from rave reviews to a delivery from the tongue of Creations former boss, Alan McGee.
So on this
strain, Tone E asked Chris that in light of the press attention that
the group have been attracting, when was it he felt that Coldplay were
not going to be just another group of indie hopefuls and were really
starting to make headway?
I notice from your discography that on each of your singles the band have always been credited on the production notes. Why do you feel this is important and would you like to see this continue?
"Good question. We co-produced the album. There were a couple of songs where we didn't, and we didn't like it. The thing is, A) We write the songs and B) the people we like to work with don't give a shit about being in charge. Ken Nelson (of Gomez fame) is our producer and he might say "I don't think that bit works" and we'll think maybe he's right. It's very much the five of us working together rather than someone telling us what to do."
it mean to be touted as the "next big thing" and what pressure does
this put you under?
"I'm starting to get a bit podgy myself, so from our point of view they're not an asset. Good breasts can't make up for a lack of achievement...but they can make a good tune even better!"