London, June 17 : English alternative rock band Coldplay have rubbished accusations of plagiarism levelled against them by am unknown New York based group.
The group's frontman Chris Martin angrily denied that they had stolen any of Creaky Boards' melodies for their number one album title track Viva La Vida.
Creaky Boards recently alleged that the Coldplay track sounded like their tune called 'The Songs I Didn't Write'.
They even said that Chris might have seen them playing the song at this year's CMJ festival in New York.
However, Coldplay have denied the claim through their spokesman.
"Viva La Vida was written and demoed in March 2007, which is more than six months before this band claim Chris went to see them! We totally refute their claims," the Mirror quoted the spokesman as saying.
Meanwhile, Creaky Boards have posted up a video on You Tube comparing the two tracks.