London: Members of rock band Coldplay say they were hypnotised while recording for their new album 'Mylo Xyloto'.

The 'Paradise' rockers were put into a trance by a friend of producer Brian Eno to help them focus on creating new sounds, reported a website.

"We're not afraid to try different things. Brian Eno brought a friend in and the four of us were playing music under hypnosis. We have been in a band long enough where we are comfortable to explore new ideas. It didn't really come to anything. You try 10 ideas and only one works. But nothing is too stupid for us," frontman Chris Martin said.

The singer also spoke about people who have accused them of plagiarism.

"Its fine to not like the band, but it's not right to accuse us of plagiarism. It's a very big difference between criticism and accusation," Martin said.

Earlier the band's single, 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall', was compared to Peter Allen track 'I Go to Rio' and dance track 'Ritmo De La Noche' by Sacados.

The band were also subject to a 2008 copyright infringement lawsuit from guitar player Joe Satriani, who claimed their track 'Viva La Vida' had copied his song 'If I Could Fly', but this was dismissed by a court.

(Agencies)