Take a tour of Strangeland

Keane at De La Warr by Alex Lake

Welcome to Strangeland: Keane on Battle and Bexhill

Thanks to international super-group Keane, the East Sussex towns of Battle, Bexhill and Hastings will forever be remembered collectively as “Strangeland”. Through Strangeland, the band’s fifth consecutive number one album, Keane revisit the places and spaces of a youth spent growing up in Battle and share the geographic and emotional journeys that helped shape their lives.

Are you a fan of the track Sovereign Light Café? Have you watched the videos and interviews of Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes and Jesse Quin? Do you want to visit their home town, see for yourself the places they sing about and walk in their footsteps? Then here you’ll find exactly what you need to do just that! Take a tour of Strangeland and see Powdermill Lane and the Battlefields for yourself. Go back even further, to the very beginning with Hopes and Fears, and visit where they “felt the earth beneath my feet” and find exactly where in Battle Keane last played in 2004.

Hear about Keane’s Strangeland in their own words in our interview with Tom and Richard on The Band tab and then follow the trail in any order you like with either your smartphone or by downloading our PDF map.

This tour is a must for Keane’s fans from near and far and a very warm welcome awaits you here in Strangeland.