Friday, 25 February 2011

Tim Wheeler Coldplay Album Appearance In Doubt

Coldplay announced few days back that Ash frontman will be recording with them for there new studio album.

But speaking to BBC 6 Music, Wheeler expressed he had only had very limited involvement with Chris Martin and co.

The band in the studio had been visited by Wheeler,he explained and said that he jammed with them and producer Brian Eno on one track,which was just a pre-rehearsal'.

'They were figuring out the arrangement and I was jamming along. They were actually recording it but I think they were going to go start from scratch again,' Wheeler said.

'There was one little guitar lick I was playing that I think Chris was quite excited about. I think they can slot that in. There's got to be a chance!'

Confirmation of Coldplay fifth studio album is yet to be announced - which will be their first since 2008 - but it is likely to emerge before the band's Glastonbury headline slot on June 25th.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Coldplay's 'metal band' move forward to songwriting

Coldplay comprising of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland have been progressing towards new songs "as though they are a metal band".

Coldplay is currently working on their fifth studio album and love experimenting with playing them in different ways, with often surprising results.

Their Roadie #42 blog explained: "Chris suggests playing a gorgeous melody as though they are a metal band. The first stab at this is predictably (and intentionally) comedic.

"They pursue it though, playing one section over and over in a loop, varying the dynamic from pin drop quiet to aggressive and bolshy. They move through the transitions as one unit, as though someone is pressing their foot smoothly on some huge gas pedal somewhere."

The 'Fix you' hitmakers has invited Ash frontman Tim to work on an as-yet unnamed track.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Coldplay recording with Ash frontman

Coldplay have been working with Ash frontman Tim Wheeler.

For the 'Viva La Vida' Coldplay band's new album,Northern Irish rocker Tim was invited to sessions by singer Chris Martin.

Martin says that he is a big fan of vocal melodies Tim writes.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Chris has always had a soft spot for Ash. They were quite close in the early days and have shared a number of bills over the years.

"He admires Tim as a songwriter, especially his brilliant way with melodies, so he didn't think twice about asking him to get involved."

He said: "We've narrowed it down to 15 tracks. I'm trying to make sure there are three songs that start with the same letter. On the last album it was 'L'. It might be 'U' this time.

"One of them is 'Up With The Birds'. It might be a duet, but we don't know who with yet. The other two might change."

Monday, 7 February 2011

Coldplay To Play Glastonbury Festival 2011

This year’s Glastonbury festival in Somerset will be headlined by Coldplay,it has been announced.

Coldplay have been rumored to appear will top the bill on the Saturday of the event, which runs from June 22-24.

A new album recording is currently under process by Coldplay,are understood to have agreed to play at the event this week, reports The Sun. The band also headlined the festivalin 2005.

About headlining the event this year,Rolling Stone was also approached but have apparently turned the opportunity down.