Coldplay attend 'Spike Island' movie premiere

Band invested in the new Britflick – but wonder where the robots are

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Coldplay

Spike Island, a new British comedy-drama set against a backdrop of The Stone Roses' notorious outdoor gig at Spike Island in Widnes, Cheshire in 1990, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival last night (October 12).

Among those in attendance for the screening were the members of Coldplay. The band partly funded the film, whose director Mat Whitecross shot numerous Coldplay videos, including 'Paradise'.

After the event, Chris Martin told NME he had not previously seen the film, despite investing money in it.

We had great faith that he'd pull it off," he said. Asked how much the band contributed to its production, he quipped: "12 million pounds. I didn't see evidence of that anywhere. They said it was going to have robots. We've been shafted again.

Also in attendance were Happy Mondays singer Rowetta, the film's writer and actor Chris Coghill and the principal cast.

Spike Island stars Shameless actor Elliott Tittensor and Games Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke and revolves around an unsigned band from a council estate in Manchester. It is due for release in April 2013.

For a full report on Spike Island, check out the next edition of NME.

Read More On This Artist

Coldplay Merchandise
More News
Squarepusher announces special London show for March 2015
Lykke Li shares acoustic cover of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home' - watch
She and Him release video for 'Stay Awhile' - watch
Jamie T postpones European tour dates due to medical advice
Father John Misty shares video trailer for new album - watch
Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift for saying she 'sold her soul to Google'
Kickstarter campaign launched to fund Manic Street Preachers' 'The Holy Bible'...
Kasabian say anti-London backdrop seen in Glasgow show was a production error
Diplo confirms he has worked on new track with Nicki Minaj, Madonna and Sophie
The Beatles, The Who, St Vincent announce new vinyl releases exclusive to UK indie stores
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech uploads Foo Fighters and Coldplay drum tutorials to YouTube – watch
Soundgarden share rare track 'Kristi' - listen
Lily Allen's record label ITNO shuts down
Andrew Weatherall remixes Noel Gallagher's new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'...
Fleetwood Mac add fifth London gig to 2015 UK and Ireland tour
Patti Smith and David Lynch discuss Pussy Riot in BBC Newsnight interview - watch
Interpol emerge from snowstorm after being trapped for over 50 hours
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joins Real Estate onstage – watch
Kasabian thrill Glasgow fans as UK tour begins with SSE Hydro gig
American Football announce first-ever UK tour for 2015
Beyoncé's new song '7/11' previewed online – listen
Jack White apologises for The White Stripes' previously cancelled show during London O2...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM