"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
Zoom Info

"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
Zoom Info

"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."
― Chris Martin (lead vocals)
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"Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on."

 Chris Martin (lead vocals)

MAY: Call it Magic, Call it Coldplay

MAY 2014 ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Coldplay are a British rock quartet with members (from left) Will Champion (drums), Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), and Chris Martin (lead vocals, piano).

Call it Magic, call it Coldplay.

To mark the release of their new album GHOST STORIES, and to celebrate their music that made us believe in magic, The Pen Lane will be featuring Coldplay this May.

Get ready to witness a Sky Full of Stars in this Magical May of Coldplay.

Ghost Stories, out May 19th
http://coldplay.com

AN ODE TO TRAVIS: THE NOT-SO-INVISIBLE BAND

BY THE GIRL WHO

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What I do love about Travis? Their music has an emotional resonance that finds its way into people’s memories. The lyrics are truthful, poetic, and sincere. Listening to their songs always reminded me of the power of unconditional love and the beauty of life. Fran Healy’s voice always gets right into my heart. And it’s obvious that his voice is nothing short of magical.

I’m one of the many fans who thought the band disbanded after they’ve been on hiatus for so long. Fran Healy released a solo album and there were no news about the band getting back in the studio. But I never stopped listening to their music. So when news broke that a new Travis record was happening and the band was back in the studio recording album #7, I was really excited. A new album meant a new tour. I promised myself if they’ll ever come to Asia, I’m willing to empty my savings account and fly to wherever they will be just to see them perform live. Luckily, the universe was on my side. When a show in Tokyo was announced, I decided to book tickets right away.

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When concert day came, I was at the venue really early. There were 4 bands that played before Travis. I waited and managed to push my way to the front until I ended up being really close to the stage and, more importantly, right in front of Fran. Their set was a great mix of old and new songs.  And yes, they were truly amazing live and they seemed like the happiest band on earth when they were onstage. Their performance was absolutely mind-blowing.

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I can go on telling you how lovely it was to finally hear my favorite Travis songs live and watch them genuinely be so into what they’re doing and feel that I’ve aged with them and their music. But I’ll leave it at this: Listening to Travis always makes my life and seeing them in concert was such a fulfilling experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. Dreams come true, definitely.


Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar
"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 
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Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar
"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 
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Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar
"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 
Zoom Info

Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar
"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 
Zoom Info

Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar
"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 
Zoom Info

Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar
"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 
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Fran Healy - lead vocals + guitar

"We’ve always known we’re the best band. That maybe is just our opinion but what’s the point of doing it if you don’t think you’re any good?" 


 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals
"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."
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 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals
"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."
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 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals
"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."
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 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals
"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."
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 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals
"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."
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 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals
"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."
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 Andy Dunlop - lead guitar + backing vocals

"The music comes from our relationships. The important thing is not to let shite get in the way."


Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals
"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that." 
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Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals
"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that." 
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Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals
"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that." 
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Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals
"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that." 
Zoom Info

Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals
"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that." 
Zoom Info

Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals
"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that." 
Zoom Info

Dougie Payne - bass guitar + backing vocals

"Radio’s the most important medium. Bands are a medium for songs to get out, and radio’s more important than bands, because radio can play the songs to 30 million people a week. We cannot do that."