British rock act Keane is set to return this spring with its fourth album, "Night Train." Due May 11 via Cherrytree/Interscope, the set contains only 8 songs, but features collaborations with rapper K'Naan, Japanese MC Tigarah and a rare lead vocal performance from Keane…
"What it did for me, it… re-gave birth to the real meaning and atmosphere of the song as we wrote it," she explained. "What he did with the song is what we would have done if we'd been brave enough. We wanted to make a pop record and that just isn't a pop thing, what he did to it."
Check out the full article with an exclusive video interview over on NME.com…Continue
Added by La Roux on February 26, 2010 at 6:00pm —
"Night Train features eight powerful new tracks and includes genre-busting collaborations with Somali rapper K'naan and Japanese rapped MC Tigarah (remember this?). For the first time, Tim Rice-Oxley also contributes vocals to the album. Songs for this new record were written and recorded during the…Continue
Added by Keane on February 26, 2010 at 5:00pm —
"Five years after the release of her 2005 eponymous masterpiece, Swedish pop genius Robyn is coming back with three new albums that will roll out across 2010, according to an interview in Swedish magazine Bon.
Among her bounty of new, more "dance-oriented" songs is a "rap duel" with…Continue
had a really great day with Tim and Tom in Tim's studio yesterday. I went there to take some photos, and ended up laying down some drum tracks on a couple of songs. was nice to use the drums I bought Tim about 2 years ago, precisely for moments like this! only four mics around the kit, but it sounded great. anyway, I remembered to take some photos, and here they are. Hope everyone is well, and rest-assured, we are looking forward to coming out to…
American Eagle Outfitters, in partnership with Filter Magazine, has this week launched Hear To Help, an exclusive compilation CD to benefit relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. And we're pleased to report that it features an exclusive Keane track - the French version of Black Burning Heart, which the band recorded in the summer of 2008, but which has never previously been released. (It seemed an appropriate choice, as French is one of Haiti's two official…
Not many British bands these days have more than one album, which sells a million copies, let alone three. Fewer still manage to replicate - and maintain - that success outside the UK. And only a tiny number are able to continually develop their sound as their career progresses. But, in the last decade, Keane have achieved all of those things and a whole lot more. After selling 10 million copies of their three award-winning albums, it's no… Continue
Added by Keane on February 24, 2010 at 9:00am —
Episode Description: The FAR EAST MOVEMENT day 2 in Aspen Colorado for the Winter X Games 2010. FM brings out surprise guests Quest Crew (America’s Best Dance Crew Champs) for their show at Belly Up Aspen for an X Games/ Beats HP Premium Audio Event.
This FM Satellite Features: The FAR EAST MOVEMENT (FM – Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, DJ Virman), Quest Crew…
"Feist performed a one-off at the Orpheum in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The set included a new one, “He Was Free.” As a pre-teen she performed as a dancer in the opening ceremonies for the ‘88 Calgary Winter Games."
Paulo Coelho is one of those writers that intellectuals can be a bit sneery about, because he writes these very wide-eyed books about spiritual adventures and everything is always a metaphor for some kind of spiritual discovery or philosophy. And he's also quite religious in places. But I was recommended the book - by Jesse, actually - and I really enjoyed it.
It's a very interesting read. It's based on Coelho going on this journey where he wants to become part of some kind of… Continue
Added by Keane on February 21, 2010 at 3:30am —
This post is a short recap of Martin's recent visit to London, during this visit Lady Gaga won her first three (and all three she was nominated for) Brit Awards. Martin kicked off his time in London with his live blog-by-blog commentary exclusively here on… Continue
The 'HEAR TO HELP – A Compilation Benefitting the Haiti Recovery Effort' CD is a partnership with OXFAM America & American Eagle Outfitters retail stores – and will be sold in all the US AEO stores and www.ae.com for $10 starting Feb 21st with 100% of the proceeds going to the relief effort.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger,…
SIGNING PARTY ON THE FM CHERRYBOMB! This Saturday, February 20th, we’re throwing a special party to celebrate the Far East Movement signing to Cherrytree/ Interscope Records that will be streaming live from the FM Cherrybomb Party Mix!!! (our radio show on Cherrytreeradio.com @ 9pm pst)
We felt the best way to celebrate would be to enjoy the moment with our family world wide so we’ll be partying with yall in the Cherrytree Chat on…
Far East Movement performance at Heat Music Festival at UC Riverside, and Riverside has a lot of love. The crowd was awesome and it was our first show as newly signed artists to Cherrytree… so it’s a show we’ll never forget…
Idolwinner Kris Allen, who performed alongside Lambert in New
York last week, added that he [Adam Lambert] should "totally do a duet with La Roux"
while he is in the UK, to which Lambert replied: "That'd be cool. She's