Friday, January 30, 2015

Sounds from the UK: Coldplay

Day 6 of the Sounds from the UK series brings us to the band: Coldplay

Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net/2015/01/uk6.html #Coldplay
Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland – who met each other in September 1996 at Ramsay Hall (halls of residence) at University College London - bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net/2015/01/uk6.html #Coldplay
Coldplay’s early material was often compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of the band’s debut album, Parachutes (2000), Coldplay has also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo And The Bunnymen, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, and Kraftwerk.

Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net/2015/01/uk6.html #Coldplay
Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The quartet 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.

"Clocks" was composed during the late stages of production of Coldplay's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. A riff popped into Chris Martin's mind late one night in Liverpool when he came in to the studio, where he then developed it on piano. According to Martin, "Clocks" was inspired by the English rock band Muse. Martin presented the riff to the band's guitarist Jonny Buckland who then added a layer of guitar chords to the basic track: "He picked up his guitar [a sure sign that he likes a song] and played these brilliant chords ... It was like a chemical reaction process."

http://youtu.be/d020hcWA_Wg