NME

London Calling

What's new in the land of Radiohead and royals? Britain's NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS tells us.

Keane's previous single, ''Everybody's Changing,'' united everyone from Dido to indie DJ Steve Lamacq in admiration. This giddy, piano-charged scarf waver can only broaden their appeal. The Battle trio favors keyboards over guitars and sounds like a-ha fronted by Thom Yorke on an oxygen binge. Throw in the melodic sensibilities of Coldplay, and it's small wonder they were snapped up by Universal Records -- despite having the sartorial sense of bedraggled antiques dealers.

Originally posted Oct 17, 2003 Published in issue #733 Oct 17, 2003 Order article reprints
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