Keane ‘Disconnected’ Video

Keane 'Disconnected'

Keane released the music video to their new single ‘Disconnected’, off the English alternative rock band’s fourth studio album ‘Strangeland’, out now on Island Records. Spanish film director Juan Antonio Bayona and Sergio G. Sánchez co-directed the video which was filmed inside a haunted house in Barcelona, paying homage to 70’s horror movie aesthetic. Watch it via Vevo below.

Keane 'Strangeland' album artwork

Keane ‘Strangeland’ Track Listing:
1.”You Are Young”
2.”Silenced by the Night”
4.”Watch How You Go”
5.”Sovereign Light Café”
6.”On the Road”
7.”The Starting Line”
8.”Black Rain”
9.”Neon River”
10.”Day Will Come”
11.”In Your Own Time”
12.”Sea Fog”

Jesse Quin Becomes Permanent Member Of Keane

Keane add Jesse Quin for good

Keane have announced on their official web site that Jesse Quin is joining the band full time. Quin originally joined Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley and Richard Hughes in 2008, providing bass, percussion, guitar, synths and backing vocals. The English rock group write at

Hi everyone. We’re excited to tell you that after more than three years as our bass player and friend, Jesse Quin is joining Keane for good.

Jesse has been making music with us since our War Child shows back in 2007, and through the making of Perfect Symmetry and the Night Train E.P. He’s an amazing musician, and these days we can’t imagine life in Keane without him.

We know many of you have taken him to your hearts as we have toured the world over the last three years, so the only difference will be the chance to hear what he has to say in interviews and see him in photos like this one.

The photo was taken by Bryan Adams for the 2011 Comic Relief campaign and we are wearing the fabulous Vivienne Westwood-designed official t-shirts that will be on sale in TK Maxx. Red Nose Day 2011 is on February 18th and all profits from the sale of these T-shirts will go towards helping people living unimaginably tough lives across the UK and Africa.

Lots of love,

Tim, Tom, Richard and Jesse.

Keane’s “Two Pasty English Guys” Take On Country With Mt. Desolation

Mt. Desolation

The Independent spoke with Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley, asking about the new country side project called Mt. Desolation he and Jesse Quin are now busy with. “It was after a Keane show and we had a night out, as you do,” the pianist explained. “We were all in Toner’s – that’s just down from Ballsbridge, isn’t it? At about three in the morning we were talking about country music and decided it was a good idea for two pasty English guys to have a crack at the most American music genre there is.” Read more.

Keane Get Earthy With Forest Tour

Keane 'Night Train'

Consequence of Sound spoke with Tom Chaplin of Keane in a Q&A, asking the singer about the band’s recently completed tour of venues in the forest in the UK and how the idea came about. Tom responded:

It was born out of not wanting to overkill here in the UK. We did a big arena tour last year. Partly ’cause of the way we made this record and partly because of where we are at the moment, we couldn’t justify doing another big, bombastic arena tour. We wanted to do something that was a bit more earthy and different. We heard about this circuit of forest tours in the UK and a couple of bands had done it before. It’s a magical setting for playing music and for people to hang out, get drunk, and have a good time. We just thought it fit in perfectly with what Keane does as a band. I really think it’ll be a beautiful setting for listening to music.

Check out the entire interview at

Keane ‘Stop For A Minute’ Video

Keane 'Night Train'

Keane are out with the video to their new single ‘Stop For A Minute’, featuring K’Naan, the first release from the English piano rock group’s EP ‘Night Train’, out May 10th via Island Records. Watch the video via Keane’s YouTube channel below.

Tom Chaplin & Richard Hughes Backstage At V Festival 2009

Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell talked to Tom Chaplin and Richard Hughes of Keane backstage at the 2009 V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford following their performance on the Absolute Radio Secret Stage. They talked about the intimate setting for the set, Tom being an eternal optimist, and working with Kanye West and K’naan on new material. Watch it via YouTube below.

Tom Chaplin Backstage At T In The Park 2009

Tom Chaplin of Keane spoke with NME backstage at T in the Park 2009 in Balado, Scotland, revealing the surprise guest joining them onstage at the festival – Lily Allen. He also discussed the other bands on the bill, how Scotland is “the best place on the planet to come and play live”, and being disappointed by Bruce Springsteen at Glastonbury. Watch the interview below.

On TV: David Cook, Keane, Doves


Rock acts on television this week include:

David Cook, who performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.

Keane, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

The Virgins, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Doves, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

On TV: Keane, David Cook, Fall Out Boy

Keane 'Perfect Symmetry'

Rock acts on television this week include:

White Rabbits, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.

blink-182, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday and Tuesday.

Keane, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

No Doubt, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

Grizzly Bear, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

Hensley, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

The Airborne Toxic Event, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

David Cook, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) and the finale of ‘American Idol’ (FOX) on Wednesday.

Billy Boy On Poison, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Thursday.

The Kills, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Green Day, who perform on ‘The Colbert Report’ (Comedy Central) on Thursday and ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) Friday.

The Decemberists, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Friday.

Fall Out Boy, who perform on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

Glasvegas, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Friday.

Keane Discuss 3D Gig

Keane 'Perfect Symmetry'

Keane performed the world’s first 3D gig at Abbey Road. Before they went on stage, the British piano rock group spoke with Absolute Radio’s Ben Jones about why they wanted to do 3D, their year of touring, new material and playing the V Festival. Watch the interview via the station’s YouTube channel below the cut. (more…)