Review: Keane - Cause and Effect | The Fountain
You’re probably thinking what we’re all thinking: Keane are still around? Indeed, the once wistful-eyed, award-raking synth pop rock boys from East Sussex, now all in their late 30s and 40s, hit the road again with their newest release Cause and Effect after a 7-year break. Stylistically, the album doesn’t mark new territory for the band but combines reliable Keane staples like Tom Chaplin’s emotionally stripped voice, catchy piano chords and radio potential with occasional X-Factor banality and some surprisingly moving gems. Warning to the musical snob: you’re about to read an analysis of new Keane songs. I warned you.