Coldplay album next year?

Not out of the question, according to those in the know...

COLDPLAY could release a new album as early as next year, it’s been claimed.

Speaking in the US, the band’s manager Dave Holmes said that the band will tour North America again in February 2006, and there may be an album too.

He told Billboard: “They’re definitely hungry to get back in the studio to make another record; they’ve got a lot of material. So for next year we’re looking at building a tour around their recording schedule. Ultimately it could potentially mean we end up releasing another record [next year] and continuing to tour well into ’07.”

Coldplay are strongly rumoured to be returning to the UK in December for a tour.