Keane are an English piano rock and soft ballads band from
Battle, East Sussex. Keane are well-known by not using guitars
on their music, a standard for most modern rock artists. The group has
a particular style of music (piano rock) that many have compared to Coldplay, who were friends with Keane in High School.
Keane has released two highly regarded albums since forming in 1997. Their first album, Hopes and Fears, was released in 2004 and won Best British Album at the 2005 Brit Awards. Their second release, Under the Iron Sea, hit the market in 2006 and was also a huge commercial success.
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Keane is comprised of bandmembers Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, bass, keyboards, backing vocals), Tom Chaplin (vocals, keyboards, organ) and Richard Hughes (drums, backing vocals). Keane, who started off as a cover band, name their biggest influences as The Beatles, U2, Oasis, REM, The Smiths, Radiohead, Queen, Pet Shop Boys and Paul Simon.
In February 2000, Keane released their first single, "Call Me What You Like", of which 500 copies were produced at their home and sold at the pubs where they played. Another single, "Wolf At The Door", limited to 50 copies, followed a year later. This latter single is Keane's most wanted item by fans and it has been valued for over £1000. In October 2003, the single "This Is The Last Time" was released in the UK and in the United States. This was the only Keane single ever sold in the United States with about 4000 copies released within the two countries. After this single, Keane signed to Island and released the single "Somewhere Only We Know", which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart in February 2004, a place only reached again by "Is It Any Wonder?" in 2006.
Keane's debut album, Hopes and Fears, was released May 10, 2004 in the UK, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album went on to become the second-biggest selling album of the year in the UK, losing the top spot to Scissor Sisters on the final day of the year by only 502 copies. Keane's latest album, Under the Iron Sea, was released in 2006 and features the singles "Atlantic", "Is It Any Wonder?" and "Crystal Ball".