The dark stuff: British chart-toppers Keane on their return to the spotlight

Often underestimated, Keane have a more complex backstory - and deeper songwriting chops – than one might think, and their ‘comeback’ album Cause and Effect is suitably nuanced

29th September, 2019
Keane, from left: Jesse Quin, Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard Hughes Pic: Alex Lake

Few bands have had to deal with the odd combination of problems that the millions-selling British act Keane have experienced in their successful and highly traumatic career.

Initially pegged by the acerbic English music press as insipid lightweights - that impression partially coloured by the band’s brand of soft rock and lead singer Tom Chaplin’s choirboy cheeks - behind closed doors, Keane were dealing with the kind of ambulance-orientated problems more usually linked to flamboyant...

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