Coldplaying.com and Coldplay.com are both heading to The Roundhouse in London this Thursday (29th September) when earlier today we heard that both sites had made the shortlist (top 6), in the Best Fansite and Best Official site respectively, at the BT Digital Music Awards 2011. It is the second consecutive year that both sites made the final six. Thanks to everyone who took the time out to vote for us - we'll have representatives at the awards - stay tuned on Thursday to see who wins! More discussion in the meantime is at the Coldplay forum now.
The BT Digital Music Awards (DMA) were created in the UK in 2001 and are held annually. Music industry professionals can nominate artists, venues and hardware into the Judge's Choice award categories. The rest of the awards are made up of People's Choice Awards, voted for by the public. The 2011 BT Digital Music Awards, now in its eleventh year, is going to be held at the Camden Roundhouse on 29 September.
Last year, Coldplay roadie Miller was there representing the official site and was sat on the same table as Coldplaying's Pete and Anna. Miller was understandably cautious about revealing too much about Coldplay's new album but Pete did report back the following:
"LP5 chatter: Miller was guarded (mutual understanding there ) but said the guys [Coldplay] are working INCREDIBLY hard. I asked if it [the new album] really was as good as it sounds and he couldn't put it into words. He said there's LOTS of experimentation going on but at the same time...and trailed off with a glimmer in his eye...(I read that, rightly or wrongly, as them going back to their roots in some way - maybe that was just what I wanted to hear?). The huge notebook stuffed full of ideas from the blog? There's not just one [notebook] people!! So, it looks like our boys are working on something as big or bigger than Viva possibly. Is that the problem with the band? Too many ideas delaying releases? It is for me! I told Miller we'd take an album of half-finished ideas every couple of months!!"
New photos of the Making Of - 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' Coldplay video (June 2011):
Pictures: gwenliby @ Flickr