Brothers & Sisters (song)

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"Brothers & Sisters"
Single by Coldplay
B-side "Easy to Please"
"Only Superstition"
Released 26 April 1999
Format CD
Recorded Station Studios, February 1999
Genre Alternative rock
Length Song - 4:05
Single/EP - 10:54
Label Fierce Panda
Writer(s) Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Producer(s) Ken Nelson, Chris Allison, Coldplay
Coldplay singles chronology
"Brothers & Sisters"
(1999)
"Shiver"
(2000)

"Brothers & Sisters" is a song by Coldplay, released as their first single in 1999 following the release of the band's first EP Safety, released a year earlier. It was later re-released as an EP.

After forming in 1998, Coldplay met up with local record label Fierce Panda Records after a representative from said label saw them perform at the Camden Falcon in December of that year. Fierce Panda offered to release their debut single, and the band agreed, signing a short record deal.[1][2] 1,500 copies of the vinyl single were issued in a special wraparound picture sleeve. It peaked at #107 on the UK Singles Chart.

According to the singles liner notes, recording completed in only four days and cost the band a lowly sum of £400.[1]

The atmospheric sounds on "Easy to Please" were created by setting up microphones on a wet road outside the studio.[2]

A new version of "Brothers & Sisters" later appeared on the "Trouble" single.

The single was re-released as an EP in late 2002 on Brash Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brothers & Sisters" – 4:05
  2. "Easy to Please" – 3:01
  3. "Only Superstition" – 3:48

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart 107

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'Brothers and Sisters' Liner Notes
  2. ^ a b "Brothers & Sisters EP". coldplaying.com. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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