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Battle

“Yeah I’m going where the people know my name”


Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey

Postcode: TN33 0AD

Place of Interest: In August 2015 Tim Rice-Oxley and Tom Chaplin performed their Back to Battle concert at Battle Abbey.  The concert was organised by Battle Festival, an annual month-long festival taking place throughout Battle each October. Back to Battle sold out in a matter of seconds and Keane fans travelled from throughout the world … more


Battle Cricket Club

Battle Cricket Club

Postcode: TN33 0AA

Place of Interest:  On August 15th 2013, Battle Cricket Club fielded a President’s XI which included Tim Rice-Oxley and Tom Chaplin and also England’s Gladstone Small. Main image courtesy of the Battle Observer. Follow the link for more Observer photos of Tim & Tom at the match Battle Observer coverage of the match Match Result … more


Battle Railway Station

Battle Railway Station

Postcode: TN33 0DE

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: I wheel my bike off the train … Song: Neon River Lyrics: She took a train into the city / But you stood still / You stood still above the track   Regular trains run between London and Battle taking from 75 minutes; and the Battle to Hastings journey around … more


Battle Town

Battle Town

Postcode: TN33 0AD

Song: Bedshaped Lyrics:  Many’s the time I ran with you down / The rainy roads of our old town   In Tim’s own words: “bedshaped is about feeling that you’ve been ‘left behind’ by an old friend or lover. and about hoping that you’ll be reunited one day so that you can live out the end … more


Battleground

Battleground

Postcode: TN33 0AD

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: I’m going back to a time when I owned this town / Down Powdermill Lane & the Battlegrounds This refers to the site of the world famous Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066. In an interview given to 360 Sessions for Channel 4, Richard Hughes, drummer of the band, reminisces … more


Chequers Pub

Chequers Pub

Postcode: TN33 0AT

Place of Interest: Keane were interviewed for Q Magazine at the Chequers pub in Battle. The Chequers is a 17th century building situated between Battle Railway Station and Battle Abbey.  


Manser’s Shaw

Manser’s Shaw


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Song: Snowed Under Lyrics: So I walk through Manser’s Shaw / I don’t see you anymore Song: Somewhere Only We Know Lyrics: I walked across an empty land / I knew the pathway like the back of my hand / I felt the earth beneath my feet/ Sat by the river and it made me … more


Marley Lane

Marley Lane

Postcode: TN33 0RE

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: I wheel my bike off the train / Up the North Trade Road / And look for you on Marley Lane Marley Lane is short walk from the station in the direction of the town centre. Half way down Marley Lane you will come to the beautiful Battle Great Wood, owned … more


Memorial Halls

Memorial Halls

Postcode: TN33 0AQ

Place of Interest: Keane have played Battle Memorial Halls on two occasions – initially in 2004 and more recently in 2013.  On both occasions it was a ‘money-can’t-buy’ event with friends, family and very lucky competition winners. On November 18th 2014, Battle’s own Richard, Tim and Tom played an acoustic session in their hometown to … more


Mrs Yarrington’s Music Emporium

Mrs Yarrington’s Music Emporium

Postcode: TN33 0AH

Place of Interest:  Keane held their first ever CD signing in October 2003 at Mrs Yarrington’s Music Emporium in Old Ladies Court, just off Battle High Street.  They were regular visitors to the shop, as remembered by Mick Hoad who ran the business. “Richard used to come and visit the shop quite a bit letting … more


North Trade Road

North Trade Road

Postcode: TN33 0HS

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: I wheel my bike off the train / Up the North Trade Road North Trade Road is on the northern edge of town and leads directly onto Battle High Street. Historically the route traders would have taken into town when delivering supplies required during the build of Battle Abbey.  


Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrims Rest

Postcode: TN33 0AE

Place of Interest: Keane were interviewed for Q Magazine at Pilgrims Rest on Battle High Street. Situated just outside the Abbey Gatehouse on Battle High Street, Pilgrims Rest is one of the oldest buildings in Battle, dating back 800 years.  


Powdermill Lane

Powdermill Lane

Postcode: TN33 0SP

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: I’m going back to a time when I owned this town / Down Powdermill Lane & the Battlegrounds Powdermill Lane is one of the roads linking Battle and Bexhill, leading out of Battle with the battlegrounds on your right. The Gunpowder Capital The conspiracy and criminal tactics connected to Guy … more


The Almonry

The Almonry

Postcode: TN33 0EA

Place of Interest:  In October 2014 and 2015, Tim Rice-Oxley held a number of Masterclass mentoring sessions as part of the inaugural Battle Festival.  Tim is a festival Patron and is firmly committed to its ethos of supporting and developing emerging artists. Billed as a money-can’t-buy opportunity for talented young songwriters, Tim’s wealth of experience … more