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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Keane At The Greek

Last night was my 2nd concert in the past two weeks - Keane at The Greek Theater. I know some may consider Keane to be - *ahem* - "dad rock," but I think they've got great melodies and cool songs for only being a 3-piece band (with no guitar or bass!). To me, Keane are a much more lively and relevant band than Coldplay.

They performed almost all the songs off their debut album Hopes And Fears, plus did a few new songs that singer Tom Chaplin said will appear on the new album, out next year sometime.

Keane are about to wrap up their 2-year world tour. You can check out more about them at their official site, such as the story behind their first single for their indie label in the UK, my favorite song of the past year, "Everybody's Changing":

They chose 'Everybody's Changing', a sweeping, majestic ode to feeling utterly lost when everyone else seems to know the score, which was recorded for zero pence. "The recording session was a little rough and ready - the song was literally made in a room in someone's house," Tom laughs. "And we had to go round to a different house to mix it, because the speakers broke." It would be difficult to find origins more desperately indie, yet 'Everybody's Changing' sounded like a Number One chart hit before you even got to the chorus, and it immediately began turning heads.

2 Comments:

  • At 8:10 AM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    Keane certainly turn my head, downwards towards the big white telephone!

    I'll get my coat.

     
  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Oh, you British -- always getting down on your own when they become too successful.

     

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