Keane have this morning announced details of their new album 'Strangeland' which is set for release on 7th May 2012 through Island Records. The band recorded 'Strangeland' with producer Dan Grech (Radiohead, The Vaccines, Howling Bells, Lana del Rey) in the UK at Sea Fog, Ivor Novello Award winner Tim Rice-Oxley's studio. They are calling it their most personal and honest record yet.
The British multi-million selling band are now a four piece with the addition of new member bass player Jesse Quin who collaborated with Rice-Oxley on Mt. Desolation. 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."
1. You Are Young
2. Silenced By The Night
4. Watch How You Go
5. Sovereign Light Cafe
6. On The Road
7. The Starting Line
8. Black Rain
9. Neon River
10. Day Will Come
11. In Your Own Time
12. Sea Fog
Four years have elapsed since Keane's last album 'Perfect Symmetry'; two since 'Night Train', the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history. If Keane's feverishly loyal fanbase wondered what the group's next album would sound like, they weren't the only ones.
In the eight years following the release of 2004's 9z platinum Brit award winning 'Hopes & Fears', every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by 'Under The Iron Sea'; the iridescent poptimism of 'Perfect Symmetry' featuring the electro charged hit song 'Spiralling', voted Q Magazine's 2008 Song Of The Year.
On finishing the recording of the new album in February Keane announced two special shows at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, a location close to their hearts as it was both their teenage haunt and near to where the album was recorded. They announced the dates in the local paper only and within 5 minutes they were sold out. This will be the first time fans will hear new material.
"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. 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'." (Richard Hughes)
UK tour dates:
Wednesday 23 - Newcastle O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000
Thursday 24 - Glasgow O2 Academy - 0844 4999 990
Friday 25 - Birmingham O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000
Tuesday 29 - Leeds O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000
Wednesday 30 - Manchester O2 Apollo - 0844 477 7677
Monday 04 - Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall - 0844 847 1776
Tuesday 05 - Bristol O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000
Wednesday 06 - Leicester De Montfort Hall - 0116 233 3111
Friday 08 - London O2 Academy Brixton - 0844 477 2000
Saturday 09 - London O2 Academy Brixton - 0844 477 2000