Keane

Biography: Tom Chaplin (vocals), Richard Hughes (drums), and Tim Rice-Oxley (piano) are childhood friends from Battle, East Sussex, England, who make up the talented band, Keane. Keane was formed in 1997 while each of the guys were attending college. Keane initially started out as a cover band. They played Oasis, U2 and Beatles songs at local Sussex pubs. Their self-released debut single, Call Me What You Like, was unleashed in early 2000 and follow up Wolf At The Door followed a year later. But things developed slowly for the band. In 2002, following several years of experimenting and honing their sound, Keane decided that they needed to get out and play live. They booked two acoustic gigs, one at the 12 Bar Club, another at the Betsey Trotwood. Simon Williams caught the Betsey Trotwood gig, and asked Keane to put out a single on his label.
Keane’s first UK tour saw Tom, Richard and Tim performing at venues up and down the country to audiences of between five and 300 people.
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Tom Chaplin (vocals), Richard Hughes (drums), and Tim Rice-Oxley (piano) are childhood friends from Battle, East Sussex, England, who make up the talented band, Keane. Keane was formed in 1997 while each of the guys were attending college. Keane initially started out as a cover band. They played Oasis, U2 and Beatles songs at local Sussex pubs. Their self-released debut single, Call Me What You Like, was unleashed in early 2000 and follow up Wolf At The Door followed a year later. But things developed slowly for the band. In 2002, following several years of experimenting and honing their sound, Keane decided that they needed to get out and play live. They booked two acoustic gigs, one at the 12 Bar Club, another at the Betsey Trotwood. Simon Williams caught the Betsey Trotwood gig, and asked Keane to put out a single on his label.
Keane’s first UK tour saw Tom, Richard and Tim performing at venues up and down the country to audiences of between five and 300 people.
By the time spring 2003 rolled around, the guys were out on the road again, and labels were continually being offered. Keane signed to Island UK in fall 2003 and released their fourth single, This is the Last Time. The band's full-length debut,Hopes and Fears, appeared the following spring. It hit the top of the U.K. album charts during its first week of release. As they burned up the charts on both sides of the pond, Keane received two Brit Awards for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Album 2005 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. By summer 2005, they were opening select dates on U2's Vertigo world tour and enjoying their success. For their second album, the dark, thought-provoking Under the Iron Sea, Keane once again joined producer Andy Green. Stateside summer shows coincided its June 2006 release. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200 album chart during its first week of release.
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Keane's Scores

  • Music
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 64 Perfect Symmetry
Lowest Metascore: 59 Night Train [EP]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 music reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
60 Strangeland May 8, 2012 Primary Artist 8.1
59 Night Train [EP] May 11, 2010 Primary Artist 6.3
64 Perfect Symmetry Oct 14, 2008 Primary Artist 8.4
63 Under The Iron Sea Jun 20, 2006 Primary Artist 8.3
61 Hopes And Fears May 25, 2004 Primary Artist 8.4