Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Keane's next album due in May

British pop/rockers Keane will release their fourth Cherrytree/Interscope Records studio album, Strangeland, on May 8 in America. It is available for pre-order now at

First single “Silenced By The Night” will have an early TV debut on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 12.

Keyboardist and chief songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley recently said of the album: "Strangeland feels like an adventure that brings with it different things for different people, and like any adventure is full of uncertainty, and the potential for mishap, as well as the possibility of amazing things and glorious discoveries. I love the idea of the journey through Strangeland being a journey of redemption."  

Adds drummer Richard Hughes, “In many respects, it feels like the completion of a circle. On the album you have songs that draw upon the experiences we used to share as kids, growing up in Battle [England]. You can never really go back, of course. Once in a while though, after a good day, we’ll go to the local pub and talk about everything and nothing until it’s time to go home. Whatever it is that makes us Keane – that invisible glue – is still there. And you can hear it all over Strangeland.”

The band is now a four piece with the official addition of bass player Jesse Quin. 
Keane recently announced a U.K. tour kicking off in May; a June tour of the U.S. is in the works, with routing to be announced soon.

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