Keane are an English alternative rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1997. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, synthesisers, backing vocals), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Jesse Quin (bass guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, acoustic guitar). Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001. Keane achieved mainstream success with the release of their debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. The album won multiple awards, including the Brit Award for Best British Album, and was the second best-selling British album of the year. Their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea, continued the band's success, topping the album charts in the UK and debuting at No.4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Their third album, Perfect Symmetry was released in October 2008. The launch featured a series of symmetry-based installations including a 10m long half image of a sleeping woman pasted over 100 cardboard boxes and reflected in 400 mirror tiles on the floor to reveal a full person. In May 2008, both Hopes and Fears (number 13) and Under the Iron Sea (number 8) were voted by readers of Q magazine as among the best British albums ever, with Keane, The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead the only artists having two albums in the top 20. Their EP, Night Train, was released in May 2010. Their fourth studio album, Strangeland, was released in May 2012, and again peaked at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart. Keane are known for using a piano (or a synth) as the lead instrument instead of guitars, differentiating them from most other rock bands. The inclusion of a distorted piano effect in 2006 and various synthesisers were a common feature in their music that back then combined the piano rock sound used during their first album and the more electronic sound which developed on the second and third albums. Since the start of their career, the band have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
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- Hopes and Fears, 2007
- Little Broken Words, 2007
- Live Recordings: European Tour 2008, 2008
- Perfect Symmetry, 2008
- Live at Glastonbury 2004
- 2005: Coachella, CA, USA, 2005
- Under the Iron Sea, 2006
- Hopes and Fears (Deluxe Edition), 2009
- Live Recordings 2004, 2005
- Early Songs
- Strangeland, 2012
- The Theft of Octo
- iTunes Live From London, 2007
- 2006-06-22: KCRW, Santa Monica, CA, USA
- 2004-07-16: Arvikafestivalen, Arvika, Sweden
- iTunes Festival: London 2010, 2010
- 2004-08-29: HMV Records, Dublin, Ireland
- 2005-03-18: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
- 2004-09-08: Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR, USA
- 19 Track Sampler
- 2006-05-16: Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany
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