22 July 2014 / submitted by Mdla, Venezuela
Q.  Dear Oracle. Which are the advantages and disadvantages of living in London?
Advantages: There is always something to see & do to suit all tastes - and budgets. 24 hour buses. Tube. Disadvantages: Extortionate house prices (renting included). Card clash on the underground. Traffic. Travel time to some of your mates' houses who also live in London.

22 July 2014 / submitted by Anna, United Kingdom
Q.  Hiya Oracle!
I was wondering, do any of the band have names for their instruments?
I know that Jonny's guitars have names (Sunny, Punky...) but I don't know if Guy & Chris name their instruments, sorry. I can't imagine Will calls the kit anything.

22 July 2014 / submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands
Q.  Dear Oracle,

In the lyrics of some older songs, Coldplay sings about 'my feet don't touch the ground.' What does it actually mean? I'd love to know that.
No More Keeping My Feet On The Ground was the earliest song to mention the whole feet/ground scenario. The line 'my feet won't touch the ground" appeared more recently on Life in Technicolor ii. I always imagine it refers to feeling high / ecstatically happy but to not get carried away by it all. People tend to warn people to keep their feet on the ground when amazing things happen (success for example) - literally "stay grounded".

21 July 2014 / submitted by Olive, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle! How old is this website? When did it got started?
( *the ASFOS video was amazing!)
I think started in 2001. Before then the band's official website had a different url and to be frank, was pretty basic - a bit rubbish in fact.

21 July 2014 / submitted by Rodolfo, Brazil
Q.  Hello Oracle,

I just found out about a cd recorded by the royal philharmonic orchestra called "Symphonic Coldplay" , I've never heard anything about it on your website and would like to know if the band has any relation to this project and what is their impressions about it.
thank you
As it's unofficial and nothing to do with the band, I'm afraid I haven't heard it so can't pass an opinion. I'm sure it's lovely but there are so many unendorsed versions out there that I don't listen to them all. I don't know whether the band have heard (of) it either.

21 July 2014 / submitted by Kunkies , United Kingdom
Q.  via twitter
Is there any video where I can listen to Jonny's voice singing??
Any video of Don't Panic. Jonny takes the lead in the second verse.

18 July 2014 / submitted by Berend, Netherlands
Q.  In Live 2012 CD Chris is saying something in the Charlie Brown number. It's something like Thank you Netherlands come to Paris".

What is it exactly and what is the meaning of this?
No mention of Netherlands. Chris says "Unbelievable. Thank you for letting us come to Paris". The bit after is tricky because of a slight echo - "and letting us see something so beautiful as". Mmm, it sounds like he's saying 'heaven' but not so sure.

18 July 2014 / submitted by Ana, United Kingdom
Q.  Who was the opening artist in the 1st July show at Royal Albert Hall, London?
AlunaGeorge. That's the name of the duo but people tend to assume that it's Aluna's (the singer) surname.

18 July 2014 / submitted by Scott, United States of America
Q.  Hello O,

How does Chris feel about him switching to a non-vegetarian diet being a top headline on TMZ?
I don't tend to comment on private issues but this baffles me. Chris has been eating meat for years. There was a period of vegetarianism a while back but I didn't alert the media when I saw him eating meat again. He did say publicly last week that he was considering going back to being a vegetarian which will see the back of turkey / chicken breast salads that he has been eating.

17 July 2014 / submitted by Rashna, United States of America
Q.  Hey there Cool, Outstanding, Lovely, Darling, Phenomenal , Legendary, Amazing, Youthful Oracle!

This might be a bit late but, who sings the harmonies in Ink? Will? Guy? Both? Anyway, they are absolutely INKredible! Haha!

And thanks again for giving us our healthy doses of Coldplay!

Stay Yellow,

Flattery will get you everywhere, Rashna. Will sings the backing vocals on Ink (recorded and live). Guy doesn't sing any bvs on his own. He sings with Will & Jonny (for example, Viva, Fix You...)