Friday, September 5, 2008

Album Cover Art Revealed


Hi everyone. Thought you might enjoy a sneaky look at the cover art for Perfect Symmetry. The basic pattern is a combination of ideas - namely the decidedly imperfect symmetry that's one of the main themes of the album, and the design concepts of the Bauhaus movement that we fell in love with while we were recording in Berlin. Looking through the gaps in the pattern you can see glimpses of sculptures of us specially made by the brilliant Korean artist Osang Gwon.

These sculptures are truly incredible works of art, and you'll be seeing a lot more of them in the next few months. We'll also be telling the story of how they were created - it's quite a process, quite an experience in fact. They're life-size (a bit bigger actually), spooky, stunning, hyperreal and funny all at the same time. The man is a genius.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Keane Shorlisted For Q Awards 2008


Coldplay lead the field in Q Award shortlist

Coldplay have crowned their comeback by leading the field in the shortlist for this year’s Q Awards as the nominees were announced today.

Among their haul of four nominations in the annual celebration of the year’s greatest music is a chance of winning the title of Best Act In The World Today, a prize they last won in 2005 as they basked in the glory of X&Y. To land the trophy in 2008 they face competition from Oasis, Muse, Metallica and Kings of Leon.

Coldplay also compete in the prized Best Album category for their global chart-topping album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The band’s fourth release lines up against self-titled albums by Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend as well as The Age Of The Understatement by The Last Shadow Puppets and Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.

The awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in Park Lane, London on October 6 and will, as always, draw an array of glittering names from the world of Q.

The full list of nominees for the Q Awards with Russian Standard Vodka is as follows:

:: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – Duffy; Adele; Santogold; Bon Iver; Gabriella Cilmi.

:: BEST NEW ACT - Fleet Foxes; Glasvegas; The Ting Tings; The Last Shadow Puppets; Vampire Weekend.

:: BEST TRACK - Keane – Spiralling; Duffy – Mercy; Coldplay - Violet Hill;
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl; The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name.

:: BEST VIDEO - Hot Chip - Ready To The Floor; Coldplay - Violet Hill; The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name; Vampire Weekend - A-Punk; Goldfrapp - Happiness

:: BEST LIVE ACT - Kaiser Chiefs; Kings Of Leon; Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds; The Verve; Rage Against The Machine.

:: BEST ALBUM (sponsored by Nixon) - Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death; And All His Friends; Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes; The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement; Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend; Nick Cave And The Band Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!

:: BEST ACT IN THE WORLD TODAY (Sponsored by Russian Standard Vodka) – Coldplay; Oasis; Muse; Metallica; Kings Of Leon.

Register now at and you can start voting for Keane on the 5th.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Secret Project Unveiling

I was so determined to build a Keane fansite in Indonesian that I've been staying up until late at night for the past 4 days now. Finally after all the sweat and tears, my fansite is UP and RUNNING.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you:



Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm Missing...

...the old Keane board.

I want the old board back, kthxbai!

My 'life' there started on January 18th 2007. It ended, my last post be my witness, on August 21st 2008, as shown in the pic below:

I am missing all the CONVENIENCE that you can't get in the new board. We don't have to log in EACH DAY, replying messages are a lot easier, uploading avatars is a piece of cake and it was more stable. And the most important thing is: I MISS THE CUTE/CRAZY ASS/FUNNY emotes!!!

Seeing that the chances of us going back to the old board is pretty slim, one can only hope that they (the Keane people) can do something to make the new board better, i.e. easier to use.

Good bye, old board... Missing you already :'-(

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My New Keane Forum Siggy


Here is my new Keane board siggy:

Tell me what you think of it!

Monday, August 25, 2008

3 New Keane Tracks "Leaked" On Radio

This is teaser to the max!!! The Lovers Are Losing, which is supposed to be released as the first 'proper' single of the album Perfect Symmetry was played on a British radio last Sunday. And the surprise doesn't stop there! Yesterday, at 5 PM GMT Steve Lamacq of BBC6 revealed ANOTHER new song, entitled Better Than This. And earlier that day, a Portuguese radio played Love Is The End BY MISTAKE (the radio DJ thought she was playing The Lovers Are Losing!).

You can listen to the songs by playing the 'videos' below. Give me your thoughts on the songs... Which one do you think is the best out of the 3 (or 4, Spiralling included).

IMO Better Than This is the best of 4. I can't get enough of it :)

The Lovers Are Losing

Love Is The End

Better Than This

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stuff - The Good And The Bad


1. My new Keane forum avatar, design inspired by "Spiralling" cover artwork -

2. Old songs I recently downloaded -
  • David Bowie - Let's Dance, Starman and Magic Dance
  • MJ - Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller
  • Phil Collins - Strangers Like Me
  • Spandau Ballet - True
  • Madonna - Vogue
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hills
  • Sting - Fields of Gold
  • The Jackson 5 - ABC, I Want You Back
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
3. The new Keane board - I'm getting used to it! :)


The latest look of Windows Live Messenger. Hideous.