Sunday, 31 May 2009
However, Timmy girls know when Tim's b-day is soooo...be prepared to celebrate it. I'll do something especial...
and special thanks to RWLover who uploaded Keane's performance at Pinkpop Festival here
Saturday, 30 May 2009
And from Jesse's blog
Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen".
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Is It Any Wonder?
Somewhere Only We Know
The Lovers Are Losing
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Beth sends us this:
I thought you'd like to see Keane at their radio session for KBCO in Boulder which went out live in the US on Wednesday. I figured it was a good opportunity to try out the new Flip video camera I bought at the airport on our way out to San Francisco last week.
However, I must apologise profusely for the terrible quality and my extremely unsteady hand. The studio was tiny and there certainly wasn't enough room for me to be in with the band putting them off so I filmed it through the window!
Hopefully my technique will get better over the next couple of weeks and by the end of it I'll be almost as professional as Tom is with his tour diaries...
It might be bad, but I didn't want you to miss out!
Thursday, 14 May 2009
If you want the songs or the vids, download it here. Thanks to RWlover.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Yes, it's the final part of Tom's epic LA mini-doc, filmed on the band's trip to the States at the end of last year. Hit play above to watch it - and click the little HQ button to see it in high quality.
Oh, and if you missed any of the previous mini-doc parts, you can watch them all below...
Some of my screencaps...
Saturday, 9 May 2009
This Is The Last Time at Largo, LA....this one is so cute and lovely cos it has the style of TITLT demo (Tim's singing)
Love Is The End at Largo, LA
The Lovers Are Losing at Largo, LA
*edit: You can download now the mp3 of Keane Live At Murcia here:
Thanks Uma from KA!
I'm currently sitting on the plane en route to San Francisco for the start of our North American tour. (I know, it's taken us a ludicrously long time to come back to the States. To cut a long story short, they wouldn't let us in.) I'm pretty sure I keep getting small electric shocks from the armrests on my chair. Is that normal? I wonder if it's because I've got my computer on my lap.
Anyway. It's been a busy and immensely pleasurable couple of months in the world of Keane. Now, let me think. After our race around Latin America we had a couple of weeks of interesting bits and bobs to attend to which I think are worthy of mention. I went to a couple of great gigs, the first being a collaboration between Tinariwen and Tunng. I have to admit that before going I was kind of wishing it was just Tinariwen on their own, only because I've never seen them live and am easily confused. But the collaboration was both interesting and inspiring, and the slight air of first-night chaos onstage only added to the buzz. A couple of days after that I went to see La Roux in Brighton, which I can only describe as utterly brilliant. While I'm on gigs, I saw Amadou and Mariam the other day at the Jazz Cafe. The groove and musicianship were really pretty astounding. They make it look so easy! Still, something to aim for. I'd really recommend their new(ish) album if you don't already have it.
But anyway, after a few days of sleeping and gig-going we went off to Marseille for a radio show. The only notable thing about this was that I got the train there and back. I was strangely excited about this, probably because it enabled me to suppress my fear of flying for a couple more weeks, and reduce my carbon footprint very slightly of course. It took 3 hours and 10 minutes from Paris to Marseille, which seems unbelievable to me. If I could travel everywhere by train I'd be a happy man. I think this probably dates back to reading Emil And The Detectives when I was a kid.
I spent the next few days working on a demo for our collaboration with K'Naan, and then (after the 3D gig at Abbey Road, about which everything has already been said!) we went into the studio with him for three days. We got the bones of three tracks together, which is really good going, and hopefully at least one of those should be finished soon. Not sure what we're going to do with any of it, but they sound really great and it was exciting to be back in the studio and making new music between tours. It puts your head in a different place, and I think we felt fresher going into the Australia/Japan tour because of it.
The Oz/Japan tour is another thing that's been comprehensively written about on km.com, so I won't say much about it except that I thought it was possibly the most fun tour we've ever done. I loved Australia and I loved Japan. The latter was a frustratingly short visit but definitely the most enjoyable Japanese shows to date. Can't wait for Summersonic.
So, that's us up to date. It will be very nice to be back on the bus for this tour, rather than flying everywhere. I'm looking forward to sitting in the back lounge writing songs and chewing the fat. And, of course, it will be wonderful to catch up with the lovely people of America at long last.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
The Cherrytree Sessions EP, featuring featuring three Keane songs recorded live at The Cherrytree House in LA, is released in the US today. The three songs - intimate renditions of Somewhere Only We Know, Perfect Symmetry and The Lovers Are Losing - are available on CD exclusively via Borders stores and across all US digital retailers.
For those of us outside America, our consolation prize comes in the shape of four terrific videos of the session which you can watch online http://www.cherrytreerecords.com/ now.
*I'm trying to record them to upload it to youtube. I'll let you know as soon as possible ;D The vids are soo good!
It was, so Beth the band's PA tells us, a belting, energetic show in front of a packed crowd. Sounds ace.
Thanks to Spyder_DJ, grippa and greif for the pictures we used above. We've also used a detail from another of Spyder_DJ's shots as the site's rather psychedelic background image...
Some of the Tim pics, actually the only ones I found at the moment!
Saturday, 2 May 2009
And Tim is the star in this section, giving his comments about his label faves.