fierce panda records
home | shop | artists | news | gigs | videos | info
featured news
Coldplay
Coldplay Double Up On Reissue 16.08!
9th August 2019
Share: Artist Profile
A knowingly glowing fierce panda one sheet

The Band: COLDPLAY

The Releases:
THE BROTHERS SINGLE (PINK VINYL 7”)
‘Brothers & Sisters’ / ‘Easy To Please’

THE SISTERS SINGLE (BLUE VINYL 7”)
‘Brothers & Sisters’ / ‘Only Superstition’

The Formats: 2 x COLOURED VINYL 7” SINGLES

The Simultaneous Release Date For Stores: AUGUST 16th 2019

PRE-ORDER HERE NOW via FIERCE PANDA BANDCAMP

The Truth: Coldplay consist of Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums / vocals) and Chris Martin (vocals / guitar). On April 26th 1999 they released the ‘Brothers & Sisters’ EP on fierce panda records and then…well, then things went a bit weird.

To celebrate the anniversary of the single fierce panda is releasing a special reissue set. The original ‘Brothers & Sisters’ was a two-track 7” (‘Brothers & Sisters’ and ‘Easy To Please’) and a three track compact disc single, with ‘Only Superstition’ as the third song. The catalogue number was NING 68. Both limited edition formats sold out immediately, with ‘Brothers & Sisters’ roaring into the charts at number 92.

We suspect demand for CD singles these days is somewhat diminished by the vagaries of technology. So after a bit of hi-fallutin’ pencil-chewing in the top secret second panda office (ie the White Swan on Highbury Corner, N1 1RY) we came up with a sweet way of delivering all three tracks in one fresh manner across two limited edition gender-smashing coloured vinyl 7” singles, as outlined above. The two singles will be released on the same day and are therefore available to PRE-ORDER simultaneously – either separately or as a double trouble bundle - on April 26th.

** Finished stock arrived at the end of July so mail orders are being sent out as of July 25th **

Aside from a version of ‘Brothers & Sisters’ appearing on their ‘Trouble’ single a year later on Parlophone, legend (and the global internet) has it that these three tracks have barely been touched by the hand of Coldplay since released. In which case 7” single aficionados may like to know that this is the first, and quite possibly, only time that ‘Only Superstition’ has ever been, or indeed ever will be, released on vinyl.

The fierce panda label is itself currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, which means they were not even five years old when they first encountered Coldplay at the Camden Falcon in November 1998. Fascinatingly scruffed at the edges they were too (the band, not the label, although…), and ‘Shiver’ and ‘Bigger Stronger’ alone suggested an epically subtle song-crafting potential that was to hold them in pretty good stead for the next two decades.

The panda was instantly smitten and over the following six months they were to book Coldplay into Station Studios in Southgate to record the three ‘Brothers & Sisters’ tunes. They also booked them in to open the year of gigs at Pandamonium ’99 at the Bull & Gate on January 7th, followed by a headline show at the very same Kentish Town venue on April 1st. In between days Coldplay were introduced to the airwaves by Radio One’s Evening Session and infiltrated the pages of the NME and generally impressed all and sundry with a mix of charm, chutzpah, top tunes and the odd cheeky Curly Wurly bar chucked casually into the unsuspecting crowd.

The Falcon venue and Station Studios are long since gone and the Bull & Gate has gone the ghastly way of the gastropub but the fierce panda label lives to fight another exhausperated day. As for the Coldplay band, who could say whatever happened to those unlikeliest of likely lads…?

www.fiercepanda.co.uk
www.coldplay.com

news
Albert Gold
Albert Gold Gets Decked Out!
19th March 2020
Read the full story »
Art Brut
Art Brut Splash It On On Reissue!
18th March 2020
Read the full story »
Jekyll
Jekyll Get Hushed On New Ep!
16th March 2020
Read the full story »
Ghost Suns
Ghost Suns Head For The Horizon!
16th March 2020
Read the full story »
China Bears
China Bears Diet Another Day!
11th March 2020
Read the full story »
Moon Panda
Moon Panda Landa On Fierce Panda!
5th March 2020
Read the full story »
Italia 90
Fpr Heads To Sxsw...not.
5th March 2020
Read the full story »
Italia 90
Italia 90 Are Still On The Road To Hell!
28th December 2019
Read the full story »
Fierce Panda
It's...pandamonium 2020!
27th December 2019
Read the full story »
Jekyll
Jekyll Do What They Can!
27th December 2019
Read the full story »
Albert Gold
Albert Gold Lives In A House Of Cards!
27th December 2019
Read the full story »
China Bears
China Bears Travel Fur And Wide!
27th December 2019
Read the full story »
MEMES
Memes Are Made Of This!
27th November 2019
Read the full story »
Scrounge
Scrounge Get Perfect On Ideal Ep!
30th October 2019
Read the full story »
Italia 90
Italia 90 Hit The Road To Hell!
29th October 2019
Read the full story »
China Bears
China Bears Bare All On Tour!
11th October 2019
Read the full story »
VC Pines
Vc Pines Gets Skin Deep On Bones!
8th October 2019
Read the full story »
The Comstocks
The Comstocks Stock Up On Single!
3rd October 2019
Read the full story »
National Service
National Service Meltdown On New Ep!
24th September 2019
Read the full story »
Scrounge
Scrounge Blow Up On Badoom!
24th September 2019
Read the full story »
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
newsroll
Albert Gold Gets Decked Out!
Art Brut Splash It On On Reissue!
Jekyll Get Hushed On New Ep!
Ghost Suns Head For The Horizon!
China Bears Diet Another Day!
Moon Panda Landa On Fierce Panda!
Fpr Heads To Sxsw...not.
Italia 90 Are Still On The Road To Hell!
It's...pandamonium 2020!
Jekyll Do What They Can!
sign up
To keep up to date with all things fierce panda sign up to our newsletter here:
live shows
2
Apr
VLMV
@ OFF - Bishop Street Church , Leicester
3
Apr
VLMV
@ OFF - JT Soar, Nottingham
4
Apr
VLMV
@ OFF - The Old Pint Pot, Manchester
donate
'Please Look After This Bear Too': a fierce panda compilation. Pay-what-you-like for music-you-may-love... more »
latest tracks
newsletters
ning standard #202 » (Mar 2020)
ning standard #201 » (Feb 2020)
ning standard #200 » (Dec 2019)
ning standard #199 » (Nov 2019)
ning standard #198 » (Nov 2019)
videos
Sad Boys Club - Sleepyhead »
VLMV - If Only I »
The Velveteins - All Night Baby »
Jekyll - Plan A »
485C - Hoppy »