Coldplay to begin recording follow-up to Viva la Vida

Coldplay have spoken about their plans for 2009, and how the band plans to start work on the follow up to their best selling Viva la Vida album.

Bass player Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion spoke to stv's John Kilbride shortly before they appeared at Glasgow's SECC in December.

Asked about Coldplay's plans for 2009, Guy said: "We're going to start work on the new record next year (2009)."

As for when he expected anything to come out from this, he said: "When it's good, it could be a year, it could be two years. We'll just have to start work and see how it shapes up."

"There are a few ideas being thrown around but I can't tell you anything about it, not that it's secret...just because I don't know!"

Guy also spoke about his Scottish roots, the band's forthcoming arena tour in the UK in September, and the band's new EP Prospekt's March.