COLDPLAY HAPPY TO SLEEP WITH NME!

Frontman Chris Martin also reveals details of the band's eagerly-awaited second LP...

COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN has said his NME CARLING AWARDS mean more to him than success at the BRITS, and has revealed their second album will be “very passionate”.

Speaking to UK press reporters, Martin said the new record, which should be released by the end of the year, will annoy critics because it will be “great”. He said: “‘I don’t think the critics want it to be good. But they will just be annoyed because this album will be great. At the end of the day we do mess around and we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we are taking this record very seriously. It’s going to be a very passionate album.”

Martin said the band have new songs “coming out of our ears”. They have been playing various new songs throughout their recent Australian and US tours.

Martin added that their recent success at the NME Carling Awards, where they picked up the Brats for ‘Best Single’, ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Radio 1 Evening Session Session of the Year’, meant more to them than this week’s Brit Awards. At the Brits, Coldplay were honoured in the ‘Best British Group’ and ‘Best British Album’ categories.

He said: “‘The NME awards meant more to us actually as we’re more ‘into’ the NME. But the Brit Awards were fine because we got to meet Ant & Dec. We’re big fans of theirs!”

Coldplay will play a handful of UK shows in April, at: Aberdeen Music Hall (April 23)

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (24)

Manchester Apollo (26-27)

London Brixton Academy (29-30)

The dates have all sold out.