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Keane talk new album Perfect Symmetry

Keane. Photo by Alex Lake

Story by Jack Foley

KEANE have finally announced that their new album Perfect Symmetry – the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s Under The Iron Sea and 2004’s Hopes And Fears – will be released on October 13.

Posting on their new official site, the band have commented: “As you’ll have gathered from our many and varied blogs, broadcasts and photos, we’ve been lost in a world of new music over the last few months – writing songs, pushing our limits, making fools of ourselves, and generally having a wicked time.

“We started out in Paris, where Jon Brion inspired us to create first and think later.

“We took the night train to Berlin, where everything came together in an avalanche of experimentation that took us all by surprise; where we made a pact with Stuart Price to ignore the rules of good taste; where we were hypnotised by Marlene Dietrich and spent many a long night throwing ideas around in the crumbling Cabaret-esque glamour of our favourite bar.

“We’ve hidden ourselves away in the depths of the English countryside, recorded a new track in London at the last possible moment, and now we’re in Los Angeles tying up the loose ends.

“We’ve had an amazing time making this album and we’re very, very proud of it. It’s called Perfect Symmetry and will be released on October 13.”

The photo above was taken by Alex Lake at Schwarzes Café, Berlin, their late night hang out after recording sessions at Teldex Studio.