Sunday, 30 March 2008

Sunday night rock 'n' roll

Coldplay are a British rock band. Formed in 1998 in London, the group comprises vocalist/pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion. Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with their 2000 single "Yellow", followed by the success of their debut album, Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Coldplay went on to be nominated for this prestigious award on two further occasions, once in 2003 and again in 2005. Coldplay have been one of the most commercially successful acts of the new millennium, selling over 30 million albums. The band are also known for hit singles, including "In My Place" and the Grammy Award-winning "Clocks".

Coldplay's early material was compared to acts such as Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of Parachutes, Coldplay have also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo and the Bunnymen and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y (2005). Both of these albums were released to great critical acclaim and commercial success. In 2002, A Rush of Blood to the Head was named as NME's Album of the Year.

I saw Coldplay at Melbourne Park (I say so many concerts at Rod Laver Arena/ Vodaphone arena that I can never remember which one I was at without looking at the ticket) when they toured about three years ago. They were absolutely fantastic; certainly much better than I expected.

I took a few videos myself, the best of which is Clocks (missed the start). Given it was taken on a Nokia N70 it's come out quite well.

Jack's video of Clocks from Melbourne 2005


In My Place

The Scientist

(Nothing Follows)

1 comment:

Elijah said...

You're not serious are you?

How can you stand that wail from Chris Martin?