Strap yourself in, as Gordon reports Coldplay are going warp factor:
Quick, everybody! Down to Waitrose to queue! A new Coldplay album!
Just how quick will this album be, Gordon? Will it be in time for Christmas?
Oh. So "little more than a year". Let's say fourteen months, then.
Gordon, if you think an album every fourteen months is rushing, I'd hate to see how you cope with deadlines. But then "Coldplay adopting the sort of annual album-tour-album pattern common in the music industry" isn't quite as exciting, is it?