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Keane News

Keane deny split reports

Keane frontman denies reports that the band are splitting up

Frontman Tom Chaplin seeks to clarify rumours about future of the band

  • Oct 22, 2013

Keane confirm they are 'taking a break' to work on solo projects

Band members will 'pursue their own projects' after they release their 'Best Of' album next month

  • Oct 20, 2013

Tickets for Keane's UK and Ireland arena tour onsale today

Sussex band will take new album 'Strangeland' around the country later this year

  • Aug 10, 2012

Keane announce UK and Ireland arena tour – ticket details

Sussex band will take new album 'Strangeland' around the country later this year

  • Aug 3, 2012

Keane pay tribute to Radiohead drum technician after stage collapse

Scott Johnson, who died following the incident on Saturday, also worked for the band

  • Jun 18, 2012

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Keane Music Videos

Higher Than The Sun Play Video

Higher Than The Sun

Watch the official Higher Than The Sun video by Keane in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Heart Fail Play Video

Heart Fail

New Single "No One Loves You" Out This Autumn!! www.hattykeane.com

Bad Girls (M.I.A Cover) Play Video

Bad Girls (M.I.A Cover)

Look out for the new single "No One Loves You" Autumn 2012 www.hattykeane.com

No One Loves You Play Video

No One Loves You

Hatty Keane's New Single No One Loves You, Out this October!!

Sovereign Light Café Play Video

Sovereign Light Café

Watch the official Sovereign Light Café video by Keane in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Keane Reviews

Keane - 'Strangeland'

Keane - 'Strangeland'

Keane are rather brilliant at being Keane

  • May 8, 2012

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Keane Biography

Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1997. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, synthesisers, backing vocals), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Jesse Quin (bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, acoustic/electric guitar). Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001.

Keane immediately achieved mainstream, international success with the release of their debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. The album won several awards, including the Brit Award for Best British Album, and was the second best-selling British album of the year. Their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea, continued the band's success, topping the album charts in the UK and debuting at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Their third album, Perfect Symmetry was released in October 2008. The launch featured a series of symmetry-based installations including a 10m long half image of a sleeping woman pasted over 100 cardboard boxes and reflected in 400 mirror tiles on the floor to reveal a full person.

In May 2008, both Hopes and Fears (number 13) and Under the Iron Sea (number 8) were voted by readers of Q magazine as among the best British albums ever, with Keane, The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead the only artists having two albums in the top 20. Their EP, Night Train, was released in May 2010. Their fourth studio album, Strangeland, was released in May 2012, and again peaked at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart.

Keane are known for using a piano (or a synth) as the lead instrument instead of guitars, differentiating them from most other rock bands. The inclusion of a distorted piano effect in 2006 and various synthesisers were a common feature in their music that back then combined the piano rock sound used during their first album and the more electronic sound which developed on the second and third albums. Since the start of their career, the band have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

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