Keane are giving away a track from their up coming third album, as a freebie taster for one week only. The track called Spiralling is available from today at the Keane music website.
Frontman Tom Chaplin said the track, recorded in Berlin, is “a train of thought about human endeavour, built on an outrageous groove”.
Keane have reported that they ‘have ignored the rules of good taste’ in the making of their third album, with recording taking place in various studio’s around the world.
The album Perfect Symmetry will be released in October this year.
The new single sounds like early Duran Duran, with hooks from Keanes Somewhere Only We Know. And that is the problem with Keane, they have never come close to producing another track that comes near to Somewhere, and sadly never look like doing so.
The excellent debut EP from Seattle’s Feral Children is available for free download from their Seattle based record label, Sarathan.
The EP contains four tracks taken from their debut album, Second To The Last Frontier, which was released this week. The album was recorded by produced by Scott Colburn who has worked with Arcade Fire and Animal Collective, among others.
The four free tracks are Spy/Glass House, Jaundice Giraffe, Saint and Zyghost.
Spy/Glass House reminds me of the archaic but melodic Arcade Fire fused with the power and grind of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. But there are plenty of other influences in there, too.
Feral Children are getting a good name for themselves, not just for their recorded material, but for their lively live shows.
Expect to hear more from Feral Children as the word spreads.
Download the EP for free by visiting Sarathan Records
To learn more about Feral Children go to www.myspace.com/feralchildrenseattle