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Coldplay- British alt rock band formed in 1996. Also sing limestone, post brit-pop, baroque pop (experimental). Consists of C. Martin (vocals, piano), Guy Berryman (bass guitar), Jonny Buckland (Lead Guitar), Will Champion (drums). Prominent features- backing vocals, guitar (green eyes, brothers and sisters)or keyboard (clocks, Amsterdam, atlas) playing intro and instrumental, drums in verses, piano only playing block chords, repeating piano melody (the scientist, Atlas). Albums-Parachutes 2000, A rush of Blood to the head 2002, X&Y 2005, Viva La Vida and death to all his friends, Mylo xyloto (2011) + atlas. Inspirations: Travis, George Harrison (inspired the scientist song through all things must pass), Kate Bush.
Alternative rock: origins: 80’punk rock inspired music of independent record labels. Umbrella term. Does not fit with any mainstream genres. Bands-non conformist attitude to music. Does not usually include synthesizers or mixed music (not designed to be popular). Influences: punk rock and new wave. Instruments: keyboard, vocals, guitar, bass, drums. Characteristics: no set musical style. Distorted guitar, transgressive lyrics, non chalant defiant attitude to music. Rejects commercialism and mainstream culture. Addresses topics of concern. Became popular with Nirvana in the 90’s. Bands : 80s: pixies, violet femmes. Today: Green day, chilli peppers, paramore, panic at the disco. (some prefer to think of it as emo pop). Subgenres: indie rock, britrock, Britpop. Coldplay uses melodic pop. Distorted guitar riff. (yellow, parachutes).CLOCKS 2002: alternates between maj and min. based on descending 3 note motif. Chord progression- Eflat major, Bflat min and Fminor. Bass note held for duration of each chord. Piano moves up a third aftr scnd chorus. 4/4 time, but not sounding that way syncopation emphasis on up beat. Written in 8ths notes structure: 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2. Bass drum introduction, with emphasis on 3rd beat. Drums drives the song, plays simultaneously

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