In this week's NME, Conor McNicholas makes it clear that we're living in a year zero:
Blimey. At last. The NME has decided the dull indie guitar band must die. So... what's the answer?
We've now got our answer:
A free Coldplay 7-inch vinyl single will be given away with the issue of NME that comes out on May 7. The vinyl will include 'Violet Hill', a song that will appear on the forthcoming LP.
So, the nice-music-for-your-mum band is dead - long live the painfully-nice-music-for-your-Gran band.