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Timid trio Keane have given a new interview in which they blast their 'posh' image and hint at a possible change of direction.

Love them or loathe them, Keane have been difficult to ignore since they released their comeback album 'Perfect Symmetry' last year. A massive success in the UK, it broke the band in the States with Keane smashing their way into the Billboard charts.

However this success came after no measure of chaos within the group. Lead singer Tom Chaplin entered rehab, and for a time it looked as though Keane were coming apart at the seams.

In a new interview with The Daily Star Chaplin reveals he is fighting fit, but sick of the class stigma which dogs them in Britain. “It’s amazing how far and wide our music has reached in terms of other artists, especially in America,” Chaplin said.

“There’s less stigma attached to us, like all of the things we have been lumbered with in Britain. Being posh, etc etc – annoying things that have nothing to do with how we sound."

“Over there they make judgments solely on the music so we have these cool people and we should have some exciting collaborations coming soon.”

The band also hinted at a possible new direction. 'Perfect Symmetry' departed from the band's trademark piano led sound, while Keane also hosted a 3D webcast recently.

Drummer Richard Hughes compared Keane to Radiohead in the new interview. “Some bands that find their style and stick to it,” he said.

“Then there are others that progress, bands like Radiohead, who always do something different and surprise you.”

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