Pre-order open: Keane, Cause and Effect

Available on LP (1LP, 4LP) and CD (normal, deluxe). Release: 20/9. Please message us for details.

Keane have announced the release of their new album, Cause And Effect, for 20 September, which sees the much-acclaimed outfit returning after a five-year hiatus.

“The birth of this new album came as something of a surprise even to the band”, the statement reads. “Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his old sparring partner Tim Rice- Oxley. “I found myself wondering how I had come to let this very enigmatic and important relationship in my life drift,” Tom says.

“Meanwhile Tim had written an album’s worth of incredibly personal songs fuelled by humour as well as pain. When Tom, bassist Jesse Quin and drummer Richard Hughes heard the songs, they were immediately drawn to them both sonically and lyrically.

“Hopes and Fears was a break-up album too, but it was about a break-up when I was 19,” Rice-Oxley explains. “It’s a bit different when you’re older and you’ve got kids – your whole little world shifts on its axis.”

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