Support Bill, Tom, Gustav & Georg at MTV News’ Musical March Madness. The guys are now up against "Coheed and Cambria". We need YOUR support – rock your keyboard and vote Tokio Hotel. Cast your vote HERE!!!
I watch very little television but just recently my attention was drawn to a BBC2 documentary called ‘A Band For Britain’. The programme follows Sue Perkins as she attempts to breathe new life into the Dinnington Colliery Brass Band. It was quite simply one of the funniest, most moving and most affecting things I have ever seen.
I have two reasons to be particularly vulnerable to a programme like this. Firstly because on my mother’s side of my family, my great grandfather was a coal… Continue
Clear Skies, one of the tracks on Keane's amazing new Night Train release, had its first play on radio Monday afternoon, on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6 Music show.You can listen online through the BBC iPlayer by…
Not many British bands these days have more than one million-selling album, 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… Continue
Added by Keane on March 4, 2010 at 9:00am —
"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 —
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 —
We have some new European tour dates posted on our myspace. Take a look see if it's in a town near you.
are going extremely well in the studio, we've got seven tracks written and nearly demoed now and we're starting to wind up for the Roundhouse show in March. However despite this great mass of activities our bass player Urby Whale seems to have found his way back onto the silver screen.
Check out the video below of Tom and Tim from Keane backing label-mate La Roux on Best Breakthrough Act for this years Brit Awards. Keane themselves are also up for a Brit Awards this year for 'Best Album of 30 Years'…
This is me at home on the piano (yes just got out of bed) playing an old Pet Shop Boys b-side that I’ve always loved. Although it’s a song about a funeral, and despite being set in the context of the formal, stiff-upper lipped way British people approach death, I think it’s more about how "passing on" should really be seen as something more positive...much more a part of life I suppose. In this case, a release from prejudice and a sense of hope…
A film named ‘The Scouting Book For Boys’ is released on March 19th. This is exciting for many reasons. Not only because it is an absolute corker of a film and stars, among many other great performances, the unstoppable Thomas Turgoose. It also features six Noah and the Whale songs on the soundtrack. The tracks are mostly from the first record and one b-side. Here is a trailer;
More information can be found on the film… Continue