Upstairs At United vinyl out today! 18 September 2012

UPDATE: The 12-inch is released today! Click here to get your copy from the Keane Shop. And check out a video of Fly To Me here.


We're proud to announce the forthcoming release of ‘Upstairs At United - Vol. 5’, a special edition 4-track vinyl 12-inch which was recorded in analogue for Nashville based label 453 Music, a division of United Record Pressing. The record will will be released on 18th September 2012, but is available to pre-order from the Keane Shop now.

As readers of Richard's blog might remember, the band visited the historic United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, Tennessee on 21 June 2012, during their North American tour. While they were there, the band performed a stripped down version of four catalogue songs for an exclusive ‘Upstairs At United’ series of all-analogue recordings in one take straight to tape.

All recordings are captured directly to analogue tape under the leadership of mastering engineer Chris Mara of analogue recording studio Welcome to 1979, then cut to 12” EP’s at 45 RPM. The tracklisting is as follows:

Side A:
1) It's Not True
2) Sea Fog

Side B:
1) Silenced By The Night
2) Fly To Me

The vinyl, presented in a Kraft-style packaging that highlights the authentic approach used in making these records, includes session specific inserts with colour photos from the recording session, and comes in archival quality re-sealable poly bags.

Keane will be donating their royalty from this release to the Scott Johnson Bursary, a fund set up by Scott's parents to benefit young musicians at schools in Rotherham, UK. A close friend and colleague for many years, Scott tragically passed away earlier this year. For more information visit:

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