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13 April 2010

Keane drummer “horrified” at song hijack by Tories

Richard Hughes insists on Twitter “we were not asked” about the use of “Everybody’s Changing”.

By Ian K Smith

The Tories just could not resist using Keane’s “Everybody’s Changing” to highlight their campaign message, although they apparently neglected to consult the band first. The band’s drummer, Richard Hughes, posted the following on his Twitter:

Keane 

The Conservatives’ mistimed jump on to the indie bandwagon is reminiscent of David Cameron’s claim a few years ago that Radiohead had granted him a request at a Koko gig. A band spokesperson said the choice of songs had “nothing to do with any special requests”.

What, another failed attempt to bag the indie vote, Dave?

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