|Genres||Alternative country, alternative rock, country rock|
|Years active||2010 – present|
Mumford & Sons
Noah & The Whale
The live band consists primarily of Tim Rice-Oxley, Jesse Quin, Jessica Staveley-Taylor, Fimbo, John-William Scott and Phil Renna.
The project started during Keane's Perfect Symmetry World Tour in 2009 during a conversation in a bar in Dublin, Ireland. Rice-Oxley and Quin, Keane pianist and bassist, respectively, had the idea of making a country album, but the duo said they did not think they were going to release it. The album was recorded and released in 2010.
Members of Noah & The Whale, The Killers, The Long Winters, The Staves and Mumford & Sons were involved in the album's recording. After their debut show at The Lexington in London in July, the live band toured the UK in September 2010 and the USA & Canada supporting Mumford & Sons in October 2010. The Staves supported the band's UK tour dates.
The band launched a Tumblr blog on 6 November 2014, prompting speculation that the band are recording a new album during Keane's hiatus. This was later confirmed by band member Jesse Quin on his Twitter feed.
- Tim Rice-Oxley – composition, vocals, piano (2010–present)
- Jesse Quin – composition, vocals, lead guitar (2010–present)
- Additional personnel
- Fimbo – drums (2010–present)
- Jessica Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano (2010–present)
- John-William Scott – bass, guitar (2010–present)
- Phil Renna – fiddle, keyboards (2010–present)
|"Departure / State Of Our Affairs"||2010||Mt. Desolation|
Songs in other media
|2010||Gossip Girl||TV series episode: The Townie||"State Of Our Affairs"|
|2011||Grey's Anatomy||TV series episode: Disarm||"State Of Our Affairs"|
- "Chart Log UK: M - My Vitriol". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
- "Mt. Desolation Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2011.