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Keane

At the turn of the century Keane is one of Britain’s most promising bands. They are certainly not slow to deliver on expectations - debut single ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ becomes one of the biggest songs of 2004. The piano takes centre-stage and earns the foursome the reputation of being a ‘guitarless rock band’. Debut album ‘Hopes and Fears’ (2004) is huge, with three million copies sold in Britain, and going for gold in the US. The next three albums enter the UK charts at number one. That's in the realm of ABBA and The Beatles. While contemporaries like Coldplay and Snow Patrol go from strength to strength, Keane go off the boil. But you can’t keep a good band down, or so they say, and Keane return after a seven-year hiatus with ‘Cause and Effect’ in 2019. In early 2020 the band light up the Ancienne Belgique, and they've lost none of their shine. It’s great to have them back.

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