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Keane Unhappy With 'Fake Pop' In Today's Top 40

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 Written by Elliott Batte
Keane Unhappy With 'Fake Pop' In Today's Top 40

Alternative rockers Keane have claimed that ‘fake pop’ is the cause of the current state of the music scene, which frontman Tom Chaplin has said is in a ‘sorry state’.

The Sussex-based outfit have praised the music that is appearing underground and outside of the charts, but have confessed that they think the Top 40 is pretty poor – and ‘fake pop’ is to blame.

Speaking to The Daily Star, Chaplin said: “The charts are in a sorry state. It's all just noise to me. I put on MTV occasionally and it’s just a racket. It bores me. Fake pop has taken over, terrible Europop and shit R&B that makes me think: 'What's going on? Didn't this rubbish sound tired in the '90s, let alone now?”

He went on to compliment the music ‘beneath the charts’, saying: “There's loads of great stuff out there now which hasn't a hope of making the Top 40. There's an exciting world underneath the charts but the Top 40 is so disappointing these days.”

You can catch Keane on their up and coming UK tour – check the dates and details below to grab yourself a pair of tickets.

Keane UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed May 23rd 2012 - O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle
Thu May 24th 2012 - O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
Fri May 25th 2012 - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
Tue May 29th 2012 - O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
Wed May 30th 2012 - O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester
Mon June 4th 2012 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Tue June 5th 2012 - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Wed June 6th 2012 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Fri June 8th 2012 - O2 Academy Brixton, London
Sat June 9th 2012 - Brixton Academy, London

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