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"

"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. The song has peaked at number 92 on the UK Singles Chart.


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]


According to the single's 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]


1,500 copies of the vinyl single were issued in a special wrap-around picture sleeve.

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]

No. Title Length
1. "Brothers & Sisters"   4:05
2. "Easy to Please"   3:01
3. "Only Superstition"   3:48


Chart (1999) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 92


  1. ^ a b 'Brothers and Sisters' Liner Notes
  2. ^ a b "Brothers & Sisters EP". Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Coldplay". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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