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Keane’s melodic and earnest brand of indie rock propelled them to the top of the UK charts in the summer of 2004, while their career trajectory mimicked the success of the similarly styled Coldplay. Originally from Battle, East Sussex, England, school friends Tom Chaplin (8 March 1979, England; vocals/guitar), Richard Hughes (b. 8 September 1975, England; drums) and Dom Scott (guitar/keyboards) first began making music together in 1995. Keane was inaugurated two years later with the addition of Tim Rice-Oxley (b. 2 June 1976, England; piano), with the quartet taking their succinct name from a childhood baby-sitter who lived next door to Chaplin’s family. The quartet relocated to London and released the limited edition single ‘Call Me What You Like’ in February 2000 on the Zoomorphic label. ‘Wolf At The Door’ followed in June 2001 before Scott became dismayed at the band’s lack of success and announced he was leaving. The remaining...

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