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Keane's piano-driven pop/rock is created by vocalist Tom Chaplin, drummer Richard Hughes, and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, three childhood friends from the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. Formed in 1997, the group started out as a college-aged cover band. Guitarist Dominic Scott was also part of this early incarnation, having previously played cover songs with Hughes and Rice-Oxley in a band named the Lotus Eaters. Keane toured the East Sussex circuit for several years while internalizing the epic sounds of their set list, which included songs by Oasis, U2, and the Beatles. The quartet began performing original material in 1998, although Chaplin left for Edinburgh University shortly thereafter to study art history. The move proved to be brief, as he returned to London in 1999 and doubled his efforts with Keane. Buoyed by Chaplin's tenor vocals and Rice-Oxley's inventive keyboard effects, the group made its studio debut in 2000 with a self-released single, "Call Me What You Like." Wolf at the Door followed one year later, but the band still struggled to find its momentum as Scott left the lineup in July, leaving the band without a guitarist. Keane continued performing as a trio and happened upon their big break in December 2002, when Fierce Panda Records representative Simon Williams (who had helped discover Coldplay several years prior) was summoned by a friend to attend a Keane gig in London. Williams was impressed with the band's performance and offered to issue Keane's next single, Everybody's Changing, on the spot. The limited-edition release became a success on U.K. radio and attracted attention from major record labels, several of whom began to swarm around the group. Keane signed with Island Records in 2003 and released This Is the Last Time, the band's final single for the Fierce Panda label, before the year was up. They made their major-label debut one year later with Hopes and Fears, which hit the top of the U.K. album charts during its first week of release and beat out Morrissey's You Are the Quarry. The ballad "Somewhere Only We Know" became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and Keane received two Brit Awards (for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Album 2005) while earning a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The album went on to become the second highest-selling record of the year in the U.K., barely losing out to the Scissor Sisters' debut. Keane opened several shows during U2's 2005 tour in support of their debut, which was followed several months later by the Live Recordings 2004 EP. When it came time to return to the recording studio, the band once again enlisted producer Andy Green and fashioned a darker album titled Under the Iron Sea. Arriving in 2006, it debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200, topped the U.K. charts, and spun off the band's most successful single to date with Is It Any Wonder? Keane chose to pursue a different agenda for their next project, however, returning in 2008 with a slightly retooled sound -- including the presence of electric guitar -- and a new album, Perfect Symmetry. Two years later, they changed directions yet again with the release of Night Train, an eight-song EP featuring collaborations with the Somali rapper K'NAAN. Released in 2012, Strangeland, the full-length follow-up to Perfect Symmetry, married that album’s use of guitars and über-pop sensibility with the anthemic, piano-led sound prevalent on the band’s first two albums, particularly Under the Iron Sea. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Keane

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    '00s Alternative

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    Late Night Mix

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    Relax Trax

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    Adult Alternative

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Albums by
Keane

Top Songs by
Keane

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Somewhere Only We Know
  3.   The Lovers Are Losing
  4.   Is It Any Wonder?
  5.   Everybody's Changing
  6.   This Is the Last Time
  7.   Spiralling
  8.   Bend and Break
  9.   Silenced by the Night
  10.   Under Pressure
  11.   Stop for a Minute
  12.   Bedshaped
  13.   Clear Skies
  14.   Sunshine
  15.   Crystal Ball
  16.   Higher Than the Sun
  17.   We Might as Well Be Strangers
  18.   Can't Stop Now
  19.   My Shadow
  20.   Your Eyes Open
  21.   Nothing in My Way
  22.   Try Again
  23.   Walnut Tree
  24.   Sovereign Light Café
  25.   Perfect Symmetry
  26.   A Bad Dream
  27.   Strangeland
  28.   Ishin Denshin (You've Got to Help Yourself)
  29.   Better Than This
  30.   House Lights
  31.   Atlantic
  32.   Snowed Under
  33.   Alasdruims March
  34.   Won't Be Broken
  35.   Russian Farmer's Song
  36.   Day Will Come
  37.   Into The Light
  38.   Love Is the End
  39.   Maybe I Can Change
  40.   You Haven't Told Me Anything
  41.   She Has No Time
  42.   Tear Up This Town
  43.   Sea Fog
  44.   On the Road
  45.   Disconnected
  46.   You Are Young
  47.   He Used to Be a Lovely Boy
  48.   Time to Go
  49.   Black Burning Heart
  50.   Pretend That You're Alone
  51.   Playing Along
  52.   Again and Again
  53.   You Don't See Me
  54.   Thin Air
  55.   The Iron Sea
  56.   The Frog Prince
  57.   Broken Toy
  58.   Put It Behind You
  59.   On a Day Like Today
  60.   Untitled 1
  61.   Rubbernecking
  62.   Fly to Me
  63.   Difficult Child
  64.   Myth
  65.   It's Not True
  66.   The Boys
  67.   In Your Own Time
  68.   Neon River
  69.   Black Rain
  70.   The Starting Line
  71.   Your Love
  72.   Looking Back by K'naan
  73.   A Heart To Hold You
  74.   Let It Slide
  75.   With Or Without You
  76.   Dirrtylicious
  77.   Leaving So Soon?
  78.   Hamburg Song
  79.   Something in Me Was Dying
  80.   Allemande
  81.   The Way You Want
  82.   Closer
  83.   Call Me What You Like
  84.   Staring at the Ceiling
  85.   Bend & Break by Basto
  86.   To the End of the Earth
  87.   Back in Time
  88.   Wolf at the Door
  89.   Run with Me
  90.   Watch How You Go