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Coldplay fans encountered technical glitches in the scramble to download the band's free new track after it was made available.

Violet Hill is the band's first single from their new album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.

It was made available as a free download for one week from their website - www.coldplay.com.


But one fan wrote on Coldplay's Facebook page: "I can't get the song in my email! I just put my hotmail and gmail accounts.... but still nothing!"

Another Facebook user wrote: "I have entered all the details for the download but it asks for a username and password."

And another Coldplay listener commented triumphantly: "Finally, after 20 minutes trying to access the website the song is downloaded!"

A spokesman for the band said of the website: "There was a little glitch at the start, it has frozen a couple of times. Lots of people have downloaded it." He said that everything was later fine.

Coldplay's Facebook site was also swamped with comments heaping praise on the song. One fan wrote: "Violet Hill is getting better and better with every listen!"


The positive feedback was echoed on the band's MySpace site, where one person wrote: "Awesome, awesome tune. I love it."

The forthcoming album release on June 12 follows the success of the album X&Y, selling 10 million copies since its release in 2005. http://www.coldplay.com/(Coldplay)

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Coldplay fans snap up free single


There was "massive demand" for the new Coldplay single, available as a free download, which caused problems for some fans who rushed to hear it.



Coldplay's album Viva La Vida or Death and all his Friends is out in June



Violet Hill was made available from the band's website at 1215 BST on Tuesday.


A spokesman described the response as "incredible", adding: "Massive demand slowed everything down in the first 40 minutes of the download going live.


"But that was quickly fixed and Coldplay.com is delivering tracks to fans at full speed."


Violet Hill is the first material to be heard from the band's fourth album Viva La Vida or Death and all his Friends, which is out on 12 June.


In an online poll of 1,400 people on the Coldplaying fan site, some 60% gave the song nine or 10 out of 10.

The band are still to announce details of three free concerts - in London, New York and Barcelona.

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Coldplay single downloaded by 600,000 people


'Violet Hill' is a huge success digitally - now get it physically


Coldplay’s new single 'Violet Hill' was downloaded for free by over 600,000 people in the 24 hours since it was made available at 12.15pm on Tuesday (April 29).


In the first 12 hours it was downloaded by 300,000. This figure doubled overnight as other countries logged on to Coldplay.com, the source of the free download.


The single will be available free for a week and will then be released as a paid-for digital single on May 6.


The group’s album 'Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends' will be released on June 12.


A free Coldplay 7-inch vinyl single will be given away with the issue of NME that comes out on May 7. The vinyl will include the first physical release of 'Violet Hill' and

'A Spell A Rebel Yell', a song that wll not be released anywhere else.

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