A British band consisting of three men from the mecca of ennui that is Hastings in Sussex. Their lead singer looks like a small-mouthed hobbit, and they write piano-based tunes with trite lyrics that resemble Coldyplay, David Grey, and British bands in the early twentieth century who fall under the umbrella of the new acoustic movement. Not to be confused with footballer Roy Keane.

Lead singer Tom Chaplin has a nice voice, but unfortunately it is wasted on dull songs that attempt to soar but never really take off. Their biggest single is probably Everybody's Changing, used as Eastenders background music, and their first single was released on Indie record label Fierca Panda. Who consequently let them be signed by a major label, Island, as they realised they were a bunch of cobblers.
"Like a lot of people, we've gone into making music because we're not terribly brilliant at expressing things. None of us are your bog-standard, confident, outgoing rockstar types." - Pianist Tim Oxley-Rice, quoted from drownedinsound.com.
by Alice September 02, 2004
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Amazing, incredible, a breath of fresh air in a world full over over-exposed pop stars who don't even write their own music and spend more time on their appearance than their songs. Piano based with awesome vocals, it took a few times to really get into it, but I absolutely LOVE Keane now.
Keane freaking ROCKS!
by Axl Foley February 22, 2005
A British band that is taking over the Western Hemisphere (that would be us for those who aren't so good at geography) because their music is so amazing and brilliant. Their song "Somewhere only we Know" was the #1 song for weeks on Z104 (WQRX Washington) because it is so perfect. The band members may not gorgeous, but they have wonderful British accents and are so cute and so alluring as musicians and people. And, if everyone wasn't so closed-minded about what's cool and what's not (it's about time to make your own descisions people...), Keane would have already made it big-time in America like they have in Britain!
Person 1: Turn that up! It's Keane on the radio! They are my favorite band!
Person 2: What?
Person 1: Just listen...
Person 2: Wow. It is really cool. Are they British?
Person 1: Yeah
Person 2: That's hot!
by Keen_on_Keane February 24, 2005
a fcking awesome band.
so freaking the next coldplay.
but in general, amazing.
did you hear that amazing new son-----
its by keane, isnt it?
by annieeee~! September 10, 2008
To fuck up or just fail in general.
*makes mistake*
Way to keane it up, Keane
by BarackHusseinObamaVEVO October 08, 2013
When one has smoked a large amount of Marijuana then collapsed in an industrial site whilst listening to Massive Attack.
To Pull a Keane
I think hes pulled a Keane
last night i pulled a wicked Keane
by BLEACH69696969 February 09, 2009
A know-it-all smart aleck who likes to correct everybody
Stop being such a Keane!!
by Gaga88 May 17, 2011
To write or broadcast in a maudlin, excessively emotional way. Word coined in honour of the BBC's Feargal Keane. Similar to keening, only more sanctimonious.
A hideous keaning sound filled the airwaves.

In this issue of the Independent, Robert Fisk keanes about damage to Hizbollah. Luckily, this is hidden behind a subscribers-only firewall in the online version.
by Peter Risdon August 14, 2006

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