The Vaccines Inspired New Keane Album
08 Mar 2012
Keane are set to release their fourth studio album “Strangeland” on 7th May with a tour in May and June to promote it.
The band is stopping at academy-sized venues across the country with two final nights at the London O2 Academy Brixton.
Tim Rice-Oxley, pianist and synth player with Keane, revealed in an interview with the NME that fellow indie rocker The Vaccines influenced Keane’s “Stangeland.”
"We loved what (producer) Dan Grech did on The Vaccines album.” Tim explains, “It had just come out. He'd also done stuff with Radiohead and produced the second Howling Bells album, which I loved. As luck would have it, Dan was a massive Keane fan, so we ended working with him."
Tim explains: "We wanted it be less production led and focus on making sure that the songs were great. You write a lot of shit songs to get to the good ones. (…) It's a very emotional album. The title track is about setting off in a certain path in life and thinking it's going to go one way, but finding out life's taken a detour. Pretty much every song on the album is about that. But it's a more hopeful record than it might sound!"
The band is set to play live again and has several UK dates scheduled.
Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion (9)
Newcaastle, O2 Academy (23)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (24)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (25)
Leeds, O2 Academy (29)
Manchester, Apollo (30)
Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall (4)
Bristol, O2 Academy (5)
Leicester, De Montford Hall (6)
London, O2 Academy (8)
London, O2 Academy (9)
Tickets for Keane are now available on Ticketmaster’s GET ME IN! ticket market. See the band on their long-awaited comeback, playing tracks off their new album.