Coldplay frontman Chris Martin hinted the group is to step out of the limelight for a few years, over fears the media and public will get sick of them.

After a best-selling album X+Y, worldwide tour and winning two Brit Awards at the London ceremony last night (15FEB06), the English band are ready for a break.

Accepting the British Album gong on Wednesday, Martin said, "People are fed up with us and so are we.

"You won't see us at one of these for many, many years. We mean it."

Modest Martin added, "It's hard for us sometimes because we're English and we don't get to admit that we are great. So tonight we'd like to agree with you for giving us this award."