Keane, one of Britain’s best and most beloved bands, are currently putting the finishing touches to a brand new studio album, their first since ‘Strangeland’ in 2012, set for release later this year.
A stunning recent appearance on the BBC’s Comic Relief, performing ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, sent fans on social media into overdrive. It was like they’d never been away.
After releasing two highly successful solo albums during Keane’s hiatus, frontman Tom Chaplin found himself meeting up with Tim Rice-Oxley, Keane’s songwriter and pianist, and listening to songs that Tim had planned on releasing as part of a solo project. Tom was incredibly moved by the honesty of the writing and knew immediately that he wanted to help bring these emotional songs to life.
“I thought it was the most personal, most vulnerable set of songs that I’d ever heard,” says Tom Chaplin, “and I was very drawn to that. It felt like a story that I could help articulate.”
Tom and Tim soon found themselves in the studio with their old mates, drummer Richard Hughes and bassist Jesse Quin, working on an album that they’re all extremely proud of.
Keane have already announced European festival appearances for the summer including a headlining appearance at Cornbury Festival July 6th and British Summer Time Hyde Park as special guests to Robbie Williams July 14th. Full festival dates below:
Sun 9th - Hello Festival, Emmen, Netherlands
Sat 6th - Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
Sun 14th - BST Hyde Park, London, UK (supporting Robbie Williams)
Fri 19th - MEO Marés Vivas, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Sat 20th - Noches del Botanico, Madrid, Spain
Sun 21st - 4Ever Valencia, Spain
Mon 7th - Live On The Beach, Den Haag, Netherlands
More news and live dates will be announced in due course.