BRIT Awards: 20 Years Of Winners In Photos — An Overview Of Two Decades Of British Pop

Flip through our gallery of various BRIT winners going back to 1995 above to get an idea of who Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran’s chart-dominating predecessors were!

Robbie Daw | February 25, 2015 - 9:43 am

Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know” Gets A Belated Video: Watch

Lily Allen’s sparse cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” rocketed to number one in the UK after being featured in an animated commercial for John Lewis department stores. Today (December 16) the song finally gets an official video and it’s as understated as you would expect.

In fact, it basically pastes together…

Mike Wass | December 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Lily Allen Covers Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” For Commercial: Watch It

For your first new music in four years, why not record a cover of a bleary adult-contemporary pop/rock hit to be used in a TV commercial about an animated bear for a department store? Yes, that seems to be the strategy at play for Lily Allen, who unveiled a new recording for the first time since…

Sam Lansky | November 8, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Kanye West’s Featured Tour Guest Is Jesus: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Kanye West may have referenced The Shawshank Redemption to promote his Yeezus tour, but to kick it off on October 19, a mock Jesus Christ took to the stage to say that he was with West all along. Yeezus, take the wheel. [MTV]

:: Keane plan to…

Christina Lee | October 21, 2013 - 5:00 am

Keane’s “Sovereign Light Cafe” Video Is Full Of Tricks

It’s your lucky day, Keane fans! In addition to us premiering the UK band’s acoustic video for “Disconnected” today, they also unveiled their official clip for third Strangeland single “Sovereign Light Cafe”. And, gee — what hard work it is being rock stars, what with spending an entire shoot on the beach. Of course, it’s…

Robbie Daw | May 30, 2012 - 11:19 am

Keane’s Acoustic “Disconnected” Video: Idolator Premiere

Earlier this month, Keane’s LP Strangeland became their fourth Top 20 entry on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart (including the band’s 2010 EP Night Train). Today we bring you the premiere of an acoustic video the quartet shot for “Disconnected”, the album’s second single. While the studio version is a lush piano-driven number spruced up…

Robbie Daw | May 30, 2012 - 7:00 am

Keane’s “Silenced By The Night”: Hear A Short Clip

If yesterday’s Daft Punk/Adele mashup wasn’t chill enough for you, perhaps “Silenced By The Night”, the first official US single off Keane’s upcoming fourth LP Strangeland (out May 8), will mellow you out? (The album’s lead single in the UK will be “Disconnected”.) “If I am a river, you are the ocean / got the…

Robbie Daw | March 6, 2012 - 10:37 am

Hear Darren Criss & ‘Glee’ Warblers Cover Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know”

With the release of Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers just around the corner (it’s out April 19, to be exact), there are still a few tracks on the album we’ve yet to hear. But if you’ve been scratching your noggin wondering whether or not Darren Criss and his backing troupe of a cappella crooners…

Robbie Daw | April 5, 2011 - 7:09 am

The Idolator Interview: Keane’s Tom Chaplin

Last week Keane’s Night Train EP became their fourth release to top the UK album chart and the third in a row to land in the Top 40 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums. The set, which was recorded in various studios across the globe while the British trio toured for previous album Perfect Symmetry, found…

Robbie Daw | May 24, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Keane Board The ‘Night Train’ With K’Naan On New EP, Video “Stop For A Minute”

When Keane first rode onto the scene in 2004 on a wave of piano-driven pop-rock, adding a rapper to their tunes seemed like the last thing the British trio would ever do. But here we are six years later as the band is about to unleash its fourth release, the Night Train EP (out May…

Robbie Daw | April 5, 2010 - 9:43 am

The British Music Magazines Have Gone UKrazy

It’s still a little strange to see top 10 lists now, but if it’s not too early for the onslaught of Christmas music to invade every public space I seem to go to, I suppose it’s OK to start trying to wrap 2008 in a cute bow. Which brings us to what’s apparently British music…

Dan Gibson | November 25, 2008 - 4:00 am

Idolator’s Guide To Condiment Pop Smears Ketchup And Miracle Whip All Over Your Stereo

During last week’s discussion of Marmite artists–those artists that are so divisive, they force people to take sides, with no one left in the middle–Idolator commenter moomintroll wondered if we shouldn’t try and find more ways to classify popular bands through their analogues to various condiments. Since we figured the safe space in the fridge…

moomintroll | October 22, 2008 - 10:00 am

Keane Would Prefer If You Didn’t Mention Coldplay, Thanks

Our look at the closing lines of the biggest new-music reviews continues with a roundup of reactions to Perfect Symmetry, the new album by British trio Keane:

Dan Gibson | October 14, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Interscope Plans A Hot Winter, “EW” Flatters Keane

The music industry may be shrinking and stumbling, but Interscope’s got a bunch of potential fall releases that might make this a decent year for them if not anyone else in major labeldom. Assuming a weak first single doesn’t land an act in “Jimmy Jail,” U2, Eminem, Dr. Dre, The Pussycat Dolls, the Black Eyed…

anthonyjmiccio | May 21, 2008 - 10:30 am

The Worst Album Cover of the Year Race Has Eight Arms to Hold You As Far Away As Possible

Here is the cover for a fan-compiled album of Keane b-sides and outtakes. It’s presumably supposed to be a homage to the cover of Keane’s last album, but it ends up looking like something you’d encounter in The Legend of Zelda as you’re about to enter the water temple. “Link! Octo has been taken to…

mbart | July 31, 2007 - 11:42 am

Leak Of The Day: Keane Make An Astbury Out Of Themselves

We haven’t a clue why the members of Keane thought it would be a good idea to cover to the Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary,” but thanks to Torr, we can all share the experience of hearing Billy Duffy’s anthemic guitar lines turned into anemic piano squibbles.

Brian Raftery | February 13, 2007 - 9:15 am

Liner Notes: Keane, Street Fighting, And A Reminder To Turn That Crap Down

- Keane’s next UK single will come out as a memory stick packed with screensavers, videos, and other extras. Here’s hoping caffeine pills are also in the package. [Guardian, via Coolfer] – T.I., Ludacris, and Outkast’s Big Boi are all set to feud–in another Def Jam-branded video game.

Maura | October 19, 2006 - 3:28 am