Coldplay 'pleased hard work honoured' at the Brit Awards



Coldplay have admitted that "a bit of recognition is wonderful" after collecting their eighth Brit Award.

The British band beat Muse and Mumford & Sons to win best live act at the event.

"We're always pleased to come to these things and to win is amazing," said drummer Will Champion when interviewed backstage after the ceremony.

"We feel that we've worked very hard at our live shows so to get a bit of recognition is wonderful."


Coldplay started experimenting with giving the crowd at their shows digital wristbands that flash in time to their live music in October 2011.

Since then the Xylobands have become an integral part of the Coldplay live experience.

Will Champion felt their latest Brit win also honoured their wider creative team.

He said: "It's a great thing because we've been able to use things made by exceptional people - people like Jason Regler who invented the wristbands that we use.

"He had an idea about five years ago to invent this little thing while he was watching one of our shows on TV.

"So to bring an idea like that out and then let it do its thing is a brilliant thing."

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Image caption Chris Martin (pictured) and bassist Guy Berryman couldn't attend the Brits

Coldplay's Jonny Buckland was also at the Brit Awards while Chris Martin and Guy Berryman were not able to attend.

When asked if any new music was materialising since 2011's Mylo Xyloto, it was an emphatic "no" from lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, although he did concede he was doing "the occasional jam session" with Will Champion.

"It's nothing productive though," the drummer was keen to point out.

"It's absolutely dreadful. Garbage, abstract, avant-garde nonsense.

"So you shall never hear of it, even if we released it you'd never hear it."

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