Bring Me The Horizon vs. Coldplay!

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Bring Me The Horizon

Musicians finding their work being ‘borrowed’ or ‘appropriated’ by other artists is almost as old as music itself. Not forgetting Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ Blurred Lines copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up.

What’s less common though is a band drawing attention to similarities between  album artwork, but that is exactly what Sheffield metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon have done.

According to lead singer Oliver Sykes, the cover of the forthcoming Coldplay album A Head Full Of Dreams bears a close resemblance to their own 2013 release Sempiternal.

Although both sleeves feature a flower of life geometric pattern, Sykes neither claims ownership of the design (‘At the end of the day it’s not our symbol, it’s a very old symbol’) or that Chris Martin and co were necessarily aware of the existence of a similar cover.

‘They might not have known at first, but obviously if you Google ‘flower of life’ the first thing that comes up is ‘Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal’, it’s like, if you Google the images, someone’s gonna have said something to them, so whether it was intentional or not, it is the same.’

The singer can however see an up-side to the situation ‘it’s kind of cool really, it’s a cool thing that a band that big are also gonna be sharing that with people’

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