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Keane: Joseph's Well, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 19 February 2004

IT MAY BE SYNONYMOUS WITH 1066 and the Battle of Hastings, but the Sussex town of Battle doesn't call much else to mind, least of ...

Keane: University of London Union, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 14 March 2004

WHEN BBC NEWS Online ran their "Sound Of 2004" survey of music biz insiders at the turn of the year, the winners – one place ...

More Originality Please: The BRITS

Report by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 10 February 2005

THE BRITS Awards Panel must be relieved that their 25th Anniversary coincided with a revival in the fortunes of new UK music makers. ...

Keane: Baby-faced Charmers

Review and Interview by Kathryn Flett, The Observer, 3 July 2005

SANDWICHED BETWEEN Glastonbury and Live8, it is fair to say that the Hastings Beer and Music Festival was never going to be the biggest date ...

Keane: Paint it Black

Interview by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 9 June 2006

In a bid to shake off their clean-cut image, Keane have been exploring murkier territory — and hanging around with Bret Easton Ellis and Irvine ...

On Music: Keane – A Successful Turnaround

Comment by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 5 September 2008

Keane are no longer soundtrack material for middle-class tantrums. They now have the sound of a band turning their frowns upside down ...

Keane: Perfect Symmetry

Review by Adam Sweeting, Daily Telegraph, 11 October 2008

KEANE'S THIRD album arrives two years after its predecessor Under the Iron Sea, and in the wake of baby-faced vocalist Tom Chaplin's battle with drugs ...

Keane/Frankmusik: MEN Arena, Manchester

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, February 2009

KEANE HAVE SPENT much of their decade-long career as critical whipping boys, derided for their public school poshness and sweet, soppy, wholesome power ballads. Even ...

Keane are cool at last: touring Brazil with the boys

Report and Interview by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 27 March 2009

ONCE OUR GUILTIEST PLEASURE, Keane are now openly admired by their peers. Our correspondent went on tour with them. ...

Somewhere only Keane knows

Interview by Rob Fitzpatrick, The Sunday Times, 23 April 2010

NOTE: This is the original "director's cut" version of the piece that ran in the Sunday Times. ...

Tim Rice-Oxley: The chart-topping songwriter from somewhere only he knows

Profile and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 7 May 2010

In his first solo interview, the man behind Keane, the band once written off as "Coldplay-lite", tells Nick Hasted about being a small-town boy, his ...


Interview by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 20 April 2012

A RAINY NIGHT in Zurich. These streets may be paved with Nazi gold, but tonight they are also alive with the sound of music. On ...

As Keane bow out in Berlin, I pray it's not for good

Essay by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 11 November 2013

Unbearable as it is to contemplate, the release of a greatest hits album by the band from Battle could mark their split. ...


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