Chris Martin has joked that their new album sounds like tango meets X Factor winner Matt Cardle. Coldplay's frontman spoke about the album during a special appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge this morning (December 17th) to perform their festive single 'Christmas Lights'. You can download the audio of this interview and track at the multimedia forum now [thanks KingChris & SueDeNimes]
Earlier this week, Chris spoke to BBC and said the follow-up to 2008’s 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' was a concept record. But appearing on the radio today he played down the comments, adding (with tongue in cheek): "We don’t know what it is at the minute. It’s like tango meets Matt Cardle, if you can imagine. You heard it here first."
It's a natural progression from the band's last album - and they have retained the same cast of producers and engineers. Chris and Will also said they didn't know what the album would be called and claimed it was not as bad as some people might expect.
As previously reported on, the band are due to play two intimate concerts in aid of the homeless charity Shelter in Liverpool on December 18 and Newcastle on December 20.
Photos of Coldplay during the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance (17th December 2010):
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