Sunrise's executive producer Michael Pell has hosed down any suggestion of criticism by Coldplay's lead vocalist Chris Martin by saying it was a throw-away line.
Martin mentioned the Seven Network breakfast show Sunrise while recording songs for the Nine Network's reality singing show The Voice on Friday night in Sydney.
Coldplay last Friday morning recorded three songs for Sunrise, which will air on Tuesday, before heading over to a Nine function to record tunes for The Voice.
While performing for The Voice, Martin told the crowd that they were a brilliant audience and therefore the band was playing better because of it.
"We've played a few gigs but can I just say you guys have been f---ing great for a TV audience," he said. "I think we played Sunrise this morning and we were playing in a two-metre box and had no audience, so this is sort of like redemption for us."
Pell said in a statement that the network has a good working relationship with the UK band and Martin's words weren't insulting to the station or the show.
"It was a throw-away line and there are no hard feelings," Pell said. It's believed the band asked Seven for a closed studio.
What may have been slightly odd for Martin and his band of merry men, is that the Sunrise hosts were not there to meet them.
Instead hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch were in New Zealand last Friday when the chart-topping band played.
Coldplay's pre-recorded performances will air on Monday on the Voice and also on Sunrise on Tuesday.
AAP, with Fairfax