Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that the band have already started work on their new album.

The Paradise singer also laughed off reports that the band is taking a three year break.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, Martin said: ''I've been writing songs and I'm so fired up about the band's future.

''I'm fortunate to do what I do and no way do I want to stop. This three-year break idea only came about because I said at a gig in Australia that we might not be back there for three years.

''That's probably true, but that's just how a world tour works. No chance are we taking a three-year break.''

The 35-year-old singer also explained that the group wants to continue making music as they want to support a children's charity.

He added: ''If we don't work hard we make less money to give Kids Company. We're very spoiled and that's a constant motivator to keep going. Our work with the charity is ongoing. We just tried to buy a building for them near our studio in London, but got gazumped.

''It was probably Radiohead that outbid us.''