"Ode to Deodorant"/"Brothers & Sisters"
is the first release by British band Coldplay
(known as "The Coldplay" at the time of its release).
The two songs, "Ode to Deodorant" and "Brothers & Sisters", were recorded and released in 1998 as a demo cassette tape for local concert promoters by Phil Harvey
, the band's original manager. "Brothers & Sisters
" went on to become one of Coldplay's early staples.
In an August 2003 article from Interview magazine, Coldplay drummer Will Champion commented that it "had a good ending and a good bass line, but it was a crappy song". When asked whether the song is "cringe-worthy", lead singer Chris Martin joked that he doesn't listen to it.
In late 2005, a copy of the cassette was put up for auction on eBay; a fan bought the tape and leaked it onto the internet on 13 January 2006.
- "Ode to Deodorant" – 4:23
- "Brothers & Sisters" – 4:07