Martin was speaking before a 90-minute New York concert and dismissed pressure to boost his record company's profits, saying: "I don't really care about EMI. I'm not really concerned about that."
He mused: "the slavery that we are all under to shareholders" ahead of the album's release in early June.
In his now-traditional bout of pre-LP paranoia, Chris waxed lyrically, saying: "It's very strange for us that we spent 18 months in the studio just trying to make songs that make us feel a certain way and then suddenly become part of this corporate machine."
More of that fighting talk please, Martin…