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KEANE WIN FOURTH Q AWARD FOR HORROR MOVIE VIDEO
Yesterday multi-million selling British band Keane won 'Best Video' at the Q Awards for their critically acclaimed horror movie music video for 'Disconnected', directed by The Orphanage and 2012 blockbuster The Impossible directors JA Bayona and Sergio G. Sanchez and taken from their Number 1 album 'Strangeland'.
Tom said,"It's great that a magazine like Q is still around to support a video like Disconnected which took real artistic endeavour, love, soul and passion to make. We're completely indebted to the brilliant Spanish filmmakers JA Bayona and Sergio Sanchez for all their hard work in making it happen. Thanks!"
Bayona and Sanchez shot the video in an old mansion in Barcelona and stars the band and Spanish actors Leticia Dolera and Felix Gomez in the main roles. 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.
Keane's new album 'Strangeland' entered the UK charts at Number one in May to make it their fifth consecutive number one album, equaling Coldplay and Radiohead, and beaten only by The Beatles.
'Strangeland' 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.
This British band still dominate internationally and are currently on a huge world tour.
UK Arena Dates below:
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 - *********
Keane will be donating their royalty from their 'Upstairs at United' limited edition vinyl released on 18th September to the Scott Johnson Bursary, a fund set up by Scott's parents to benefit young musicians at schools in Rotherham, UK. A close friend and colleague for many years, Scott tragically passed away earlier this year. For more information visit: http://www.scottjohnsonbursary.com/