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Keane will release their new single ‘Disconnected’ on 8th October 2012, through Island Records.
Keane's new album 'Strangeland' entered the UK charts at Number one to make it their fifth consecutive number one album, equaling Coldplay and Radiohead, and beaten only by The Beatles.
'Strangeland' has debuted in the top ten in twenty countries around the world. It is their fourth studio album, after 'Hopes & Fears' (2004); 'Under The Iron Sea' (2006); 'Perfect Symmetry' (2008) and the 'Night Train' EP (2010) which also topped the UK Album Chart.
The critics hailed ‘Strangeland’ as one of Keane’s classic records and the once-heard, never-forgotten chorus of ‘Disconnected’ puts this classic sound centre stage once more. The Beatles-esque production of the song courtesy of producer Dan Grech (Radiohead, Lana Del Ray, The Vaccines, Howling Bells), colours the heartbreaking lyrics with a deceptively breezy pace, harmonies tugging at the emotional chords as only you could expect from one our biggest bands in the world.
Cult film director JA Bayona and writer Sergio G. Sanchez renowned for horror film The Orphanage directed the video for this song. They shot a full horror movie in Barcelona featuring the band and actors. Bayona and Sanchez’s second film collaboration will be released at the end of this year; The Impossible, an epic drama set during the Thailand tsunami in 2004, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
Watch ‘Disconnected’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfUHkPf9D9k
This British band still dominate internationally currently on a huge world tour, whilst here in the UK their album re-enters the Top 10 (having never left the Top 40) over 3 months after it’s release. They have just announced an Arena tour for November this year.
2012 UK ARENA DATES:
Monday 19th Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wednesday 21st Dublin Olympia
Thursday 22nd Belfast Waterfront Hall
Wednesday 28th Nottingham Arena
Thursday 29th MEN Arena, Manchester
Friday 30th London O2 Arena
2nd Brighton Centre
3rd Winter Gardens, Margate
4th Bournemouth BIC
Acclaim for ‘Strangeland’”
“…the kind of heart-bursting hymns to small-town dreamers that Bruce Springsteen might have written if he had grown up in Eastbourne rather than New Jersey. With over ten million album sales to date, they remain one of Britain’s most successful bands of the past decade, and one of a mere handful to crack America."
– The Times
"...what Keane perfect in these stadium-swelling anthems is the meticulous yet ineffable melodic progression that goes straight for the emotional reflex, defying you to listen... without shivering at their loveliness."
The Guardian ****
"…a set of tracks that pull the heartstrings with a strength that even a band as notoriously emotive as Keane have rarely managed before." - Sunday Times Culture - Album Of The Week
"…it's good to have Keane back." - Sunday Mirror - Album Of The Week
“…huge heartfelt piano anthems, that sweep, soar and make this classic Keane.” – The Sun SFTW ****
“Keane are rather brilliant…” – NME
“…imbibed with romantic, end-of-the-pier spirit…” – Q
"The boy's return to first principles in muscular fashion." - Mail On Sunday ****
"…masterpiece ballads." - Daily Star - *********