Keane – Live Review


Keane, The Fridge, Brixton – May 12th

With Keane’s latest release Night Train they’ve hopped aboard the left-field express, proving again they’re no one-trick pony. If last album Perfect Symmetry had them straying into Bowie territory with the odd ‘wooo!’ thrown in for good measure, this time around they’ve recruited rapper K’Naan for a couple of tracks, including the stand-out Stop For A Minute. The result is still tres Keane, but refreshingly different too…

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Keane Live Review


Keane, 02 Arena, London, February 12th 2009

There was a time a few years back when Keane never thought they’d see this moment, but they’ve come out the other side of rehab and fractured friendships, managing to piece it all back together. As lead singer Tom Chaplin says just before they break into first track The Lovers Are Losing at London’s 02 Arena: “Welcome to the biggest night of our career.” If Keane are worried about playing such a huge space, they don’t show it. Nearly every seat is filled with expectant fans and the now-quartet don’t disappoint, playing a range of material old and new, all merging seamlessly into one coherent Keane sound…

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