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Oct 20, Keane have announced that they are to split up after 16 years making music Celeb Relationships That Didn't Last The Year: Including Vicky. Nov 20, From the highs of hit albums to the lows of breakdowns and now (temporary) break-up, the story of British band Keane is not an unfamiliar one. Nov 24, Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has been open about his addiction problems and mental health behind his festive solo album and speaks about the 'complex' reasons Keane split up But I want to mend those relationships.
She took care of them and would tell them to go for their dreams. At her death from cancer she had left money for Chaplin's family.
Returning a year later, in Julyfollowing a meeting with friend David Lloyd Seaman, Hughes' first words when the band picked up Chaplin at the airport were, "we've got a gig in ten days. In this same year, Chaplin went to Edinburgh University to study for a degree in art history.
Early releases and Scott's departure[ edit ] In lateand without a record dealKeane recorded their first promotional single" Call Me What You Like ". Released on CD format through Keane's own label, Zoomorphic, it was sold after live performances at the pubs where Keane used to play in early Only five hundred copies were printed. The band have declared they are not against fans sharing tracks unreleased on CD, such as the " More Matey " and " Emily " demo tracks. Chaplin has commented "they most likely see those recordings as an interesting extra to get hold of and I don't see it causing any damage.
If it was the album we have coming out leaked early, then I'd probably feel differently. Only fifty hand-made copies are known to have been made, using unlabelled CD-Rs.
It was during these sessions that the idea of using a piano as lead instrument began to emerge. Sanger received a shared credit for four songs that appeared on Keane's debut album Hopes and Fearsincluding the song " Sunshine ", the only one composed there.
Soon after, they signed to BMG to publish their music, but at this time they did not have yet a recording contract. All recording or live performances were stopped and Scott's feeling of going nowhere was starting to tell on Rice-Oxley and Chaplin. Luckily for the band, one gig at the Betsey Trotwood in London was attended by Simon Williams of Fierce Panda Recordsthe same man who had discovered Coldplay years previously.
Williams offered to release the first commercial single by the band. Hopes and Fears[ edit ] Main articles: Hopes and Fears and Hopes and Fears Tour With the release of their first major single, Keane began to achieve recognition in the United Kingdom and the United States, where "This Is the Last Time" was released and remained as the only single sold there until "Crystal Ball" in late In JanuaryKeane was named the band most likely to achieve success in the coming year in the BBC's Sound of poll; additionally, this year is popularly referred to as one of the best years for new British music.
On 4 May, a re-release of " Everybody's Changing " followed and featured new cover and b-sides ; it reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and went on to become the second best-selling British album of the year. It has been certified 9x platinum in the UK. It was later released as a 7" single as a gift to members of the Keane e-mailing list. Rice-Oxley and Chaplin both contributed vocals.
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Under the Iron Sea[ edit ] Main articles: The band later recruited Mark "Spike" Stent for mixing duties. The band revealed the title of the album on 14 March by posting a handwritten note on their official website. The album's release was preceded by the release of " Atlantic ", a download-only music video and the lead single " Is It Any Wonder? The album had a worldwide release in June and was at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart for the first two weeks of its release.
The third single from the album was "Crystal Ball", which was released on 21 Augustand reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart. The fourth single from the album was " Nothing in My Way ", released on 30 Octoberwhich received particular success on Mexican commercial radiocharting on Top 3 on 13 January and staying a month on that chart.
The song is written from the perspective of a child about the war-torn devastation around them, and became available via War Child's official website on 22 October before going on general release on 29 October Even before the release of the album in MayKeane had started their second world tour that would promote the album. However, because of the extensive touring, on 22 AugustChaplin announced he had admitted himself to a clinic for drinking and drug problems.
This initially resulted in the cancellation of three gigs and postponement of their September US tour. The entire North American tour was later cancelled outright to allow continued treatment.
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Chaplin then left the Priory Clinic in London on 6 October, although he continued to receive treatment. Perfect Symmetry[ edit ] Main articles: Perfect Symmetry Keane album and Perfect Symmetry World Tour In a March video interview, Chaplin and Hughes spoke of wanting to take a more "organic" approach on album three, but played down suggestions about the use of guitars, referring to them as "a fun part of the live set" at present; however, the cover of " She Sells Sanctuary ", became the first song recorded since "The Happy Soldier" to feature the instrument.
Jesse Quin joined the band since this album as permanent studio and live member. He plays the bass, percussion, guitar, synths and backing vocals.
Like a fast-acting drug — it just works.
As Keane bow out in Berlin, I pray it's not for good
I thought about the years of noodling Brooklyn bands and avant-garde Montreal noisemakers I have stood through, and how not one of them has a song that makes me want to lay down my weapons like Crystal Ball does when a room full of people are singing along to it. How I spent years reviewing "cool" bands where it takes half an hour to get to the bit where you find out there isn't actually going to be a chorus, and that where there could be a middle eight, there is instead a muezzin's call ironically reinterpreted by a cheese grater.
What a relief to just say, I'm not actually enjoying this. I just want to listen to Perfect Symmetry, or Bedshapedor Spiralling. How, when you go on tour with Keanethey are pretty droll about what the critics say, while well aware, in their understated way, that they are having the last laugh. How Jesse Quin, their touring bassist, will sit and Photoshop pictures of planets over the lead singer Tom Chaplin's face in the press shots.
How they have sold more than 11m albums over 15 years, and still have the same manager who saw them playing to three people and a barmaid and thought they might just be on to something.
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How Rich Hughes, the drummer, got involved with Amnesty International and the campaign to save Troy Davis, and is still working with the family that Davis left behind after he was put to death. Watch here How one night, when I had joined them on tour in Brazil, they agreed that I could have unprecedented access, and so took me out drinking caipirinhas in some awful bar that played Beatles covers, and then took me back to Tim Rice-Oxley's room where they played the guitar all night.
What songs did they sing? What late-night confessionals did they tell? I can't tell you, as being the consummate professional journalist that I am, I passed out on the bed, snoring. This is where I should have known better than to feel safe in a foreign bedroom with wealthy, famous men, fresh from the stage, high on spirits and a long way from their girlfriends back home.
Yes, they did what only rockstars unleashed like a pack of wolves can do in these circumstances — they leant over my sleeping body and tied my shoelaces together. When I eventually stood up, I fell straight over again.
How I thought of that when I read Morrissey's memoirs and found Keane making a surprise appearance on pagewhen the man says how "astonishing" it was when their debut album, Hopes and Fears, kept his Quarry off the number one spot, and they wrote to him to apologise.
What he doesn't mention is that he replied saying he forgave them.