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Bexhill-on-Sea | Keane Trail

Take a tour of Strangeland

Bexhill-on-Sea


Amusements

Amusements

Postcode: TN40 1JS

Place of Interest: Adjacent to the De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill Rowing Club on Marina Arcade is the amusements arcade featured on the Strangeland artwork and the video for Sovereign Light Café.    


Bandstand

Bandstand

Postcode: TN40 1DP

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: Let’s go down to the bandstand on the pier … While not strictly the Bandstand on the Pier referred to in Sovereign Light Café, the stylish bandstand at the De La Warr Pavilion was featured in a Keane photoshoot by Alex Lake. One image is featured on our home page … more


Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum

Postcode: TN39 3HL

Place of Interest:   Bexhill Museum will be displaying the Keane special edition Strangeland book.


De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion

Postcode: TN40 1DP

Place of Interest: Keane celebrated the completion of Strangeland fittingly, with two shows at the De La Warr Pavilion on March 9th and 10th 2012. The shows sold out in minutes and the new material received ecstatic approval from the fans. The iconic ‘30s modernist De La Warr Pavilion features prominently on the artwork of … more


East Parade

East Parade

Postcode: TN40 1JU

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: We’d go down to the rides on East Parade / By the lights of the Palace Arcade… This is the section of Bexhill seafront which lies east of the De La Warr Pavilion. Strictly speaking, there are no rides on Bexhill’s East Parade but elements of the parade were used … more


Music’s Not Dead

Music’s Not Dead

Postcode: TN40 1BD

Battle boys Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley and Richard Hughes held an organised CD signing of 150 copies of their Best of Keane CD at Music’s Not Dead on 15 November 2013. Unknown to the public, they had also arranged a surprise live session to the delight of fans and almost everyone in the vicinity, as … more


Palace Arcade

Palace Arcade

Postcode: TN40 1JS

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: By the lights of the Palace Arcade Palace Arcade is the row of amusements located off Marine Parade in Bexhill and was used in the filming of the Sovereign Light Cafe video.  


Shelter with Red Roof

Shelter with Red Roof

Place of Interest: The red roofed shelter on Bexhill’s East Parade is one of the original shelters built on Earl De La Warr’s private estate in about 1895. Bexhill itself is an ancient settlement dating back to at least the 8th century but it wasn’t until the end of the Victorian period that it began to … more


Sovereign Light Café

Sovereign Light Café

Postcode: TN39 3DX

Song: Sovereign Light Café Lyrics: Watch the drunks and the lovers appear / to take turns as the stars of the Sovereign Light Café. If you sit and watch the world go by, you’ll see dramas unfold as much in a small town as you might in a big city – see our interview with … more


Thank You from Keane

Thank You from Keane

Point of Interest: The band was delighted with the participation of local community groups and societies in the video shoot for Sovereign Light Café, filmed along the length of Bexhill seafront. So pleased were they with the welcome they received from the people of Bexhill that, to show their appreciation, they placed a thank you … more


The Apartment Block and Shelter

The Apartment Block and Shelter

Postcode: TN39 3DX

Place of Interest: Shot by Alex Lake and featured on the cover of Strangeland, the apartments and shelter are situated on Bexhill seafront close to the Sovereign Light Café. Here, explained in Alex’s own words, is the process behind the project. “Shooting the album cover and campaign images for Keane’s recent number one album, Strangeland. … more


The Old Bathing Station

The Old Bathing Station

Postcode: TN40 1LB

Place of Interest: Now a café, the Old Bathing Station featured on the Strangeland artwork serves ice creams, snacks, home made cakes and drinks, washed down with a panoramic view of Bexhill seafront.