Articles Tagged 'Keane'

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2014

Festive British Twitter Lampoonery in #FutureJohnLewisAds

As has been the tradition for the last few years, the retail outlet John Lewis has released their annual advert for Christmas, and once again it’s a heartwarming tale of unexpected love set to the soundtrack of a downbeat and mournful version of a well known pop song. Last year Lily Allen did melancholy things […]

The Brit List: Five Great Keane Songs

Something has happened in the Keane camp. They’ve been on a bit of an experimental journey, redefined their sound, made few new friends, and decided to come back with a new album, Strangeland, which is packed with the kind of anthemic pop songs they started their career biffing out, only better, and more confident. So, […]

UK Chart Report: The American Invasion

Wait just a cotton pickin’ minute here! Aren’t we supposed to be in this together? Aren’t the British and Americans the joint rulers of all things popular and musical? Haven’t we had some laughs together along the way? So why now, after nearly 50 years of sharing the musical spoils, have you decided to wipe […]

Music Roundup: Keane Members Change Into Mt. Desolation

Out today is the self-titled debut album from Mt. Desolation, a lovely sepia-toned collection of sweeping alt-country tinges from Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin of the chart-topping British group Keane. The dozen-song effort initially came about after a Guinness-fueled conversation in Dublin in 2009, where the band's chief composer/pianist and unofficial fourth member gushed about […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith Collaborating with Ashlee Simpson?

In news that would only signal The Cure frontman’s sad decline into pancake-faced irrelevance, Robert Smith is rumored to be producing tracks for Ashlee Simpson‘s next album, says The Guardian. Supposedly, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, who’s friends with both Smith and the Simpson grrrl, hooked it up. Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane has also […]