Monday, 5 March 2012

Keane - Silenced By The Night

Keane - even in 30 second teaser clip form, they deliver. This snippet of new single Silenced By The Night might not be much, but it offers a glimmer of long awaited new material, a hint of the direction the band will be taking for their eagerly anticipated new album.

On first impressions, it feels like a firm reassertion of the Perfect Symmetry sound - so close in fact that it sounds like it could be off said album. Eschewing the beat-inflected flavours of the night train EP, it's good to see Keane heading back towards the territory they do best; big solid piano tunes. The debt to the 80s again rears its head here too, with the Ashes to Ashes era Bowie vibe coming across strongly as it did with the Perfect Symmetry singles.

All very promising signs, and we eaglery anticipate more!

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