Cult writer directs Keane video

The band get Irvine Welsh on board for 'Atlantic'

Keane have teamed up with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh for the video shoot to forthcoming album track ‘Atlantic’.

The cult writer agreed to make his directional debut for the short film after he was approached by the band.

Speaking about the collaboration Keane vocalist Tom Chaplin said: “We met up with Irvine in the studio as ‘Atlantic’ was coming together. We talked and felt he was the ideal person to put our song into pictures. He in turn felt that ‘Atlantic’ could prove the perfect soundscape for his directorial debut. The result is a dark artistic statement that adds a new dimension to the song.”

The short film is available as a download through the 3 Mobile network.

The film is also be available to download online through iTunes, or you an watch it via NME.COM’s Media Player.

View the film in the NME.COM Media Player

Keane will release ‘Is It Any Wonder?’, the debut single from their second album ‘Under The Iron Sea’, on May 29.

The album will follow on June 12.