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Keane

Keane is an English piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, taking their current name in 1997. Thegroup is comprised of composer, bassist, and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, lead vocalist Tom Chaplin and drummer Richard Hughes.Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001.

Keane are known for using a piano as their lead instrument instead of guitars, significantly differentiating them from most rockbands. The inclusion of a distorted piano effect since 2006 and various synthesizers are now a common feature in ...read more

Keane is an English piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, taking their current name in 1997. Thegroup is comprised of composer, bassist, and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, lead vocalist Tom Chaplin and drummer Richard Hughes.Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001.

Keane are known for using a piano as their lead instrument instead of guitars, significantly differentiating them from most rockbands. The inclusion of a distorted piano effect since 2006 and various synthesizers are now a common feature in their musicthat nowadays combines the pure piano rock sound used during their first album and the alternative rock sound which developedduring 2005. Acoustic and power ballads are also a highlight in the group’s music and have evolved into many fan favouritesongs such as On a Day Like Today and We Might As Well Be Strangers.

Keane’s first two studio albums, Hopes And Fears and Under The Iron Sea, achieved great success in the UnitedKingdom upon release and very high sales worldwide: their multi-award-winning debut was the best-selling British album of 2004and their follow-up sold 222,297 copies during its first week on sale in June 2006. « hide

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LPs
Strangeland
05/07/2012

3.1
126 Votes
Perfect Symmetry
2008

2.8
200 Votes
Under The Iron Sea
2006

3.6
372 Votes
Hopes & Fears
2004

3.6
479 Votes
EPs
Night Train
2010

2.4
62 Votes
Live Albums
Keane Live
2007

3.9
4 Votes
Keane Live '06
2006

4.5
3 Votes
Live Recordings 2004
2005

3.5
2 Votes

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