Coldplay’s unique brand of alternative rock is recognisable to millions of people worldwide. After the release of four multi-platinum selling albums, from debut Parachutes in 2000 to Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends in 2008, the band have just released their newest album, Mylo Xyloto in October 2011.
Since forming at University College, London in 1998, Coldplay have an ethical track record to match their musical one. They have demonstrated a philanthropic, ethical and egalitarian philosophy throughout their career.
The band donate a considerable proportion of all earnings to charitable causes. They have also turned down numerous endorsement contracts for multi-national brands and consistently refuse to let their music be used in product advertising. Perhaps most famously known for their support of Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign, Coldplay have supported numerous other organisations including Mencap and KidsCompany, a project helping vulnerable children in London. We are delighted the band members have now chosen to become patrons of ClientEarth.
We are equally delighted that Coldplay's creative director and fifth member, Phil Harvey, has agreed to join our board of trustees. Read his profile here.