Whether it’s a secret spot in your hometown, an unexpected stop on a road trip with friends or a new discovery after a wrong turn during your first trip to London, we’ve all encountered a hidden gem or two that refreshes our memory of a past adventure. Maybe you came across an underground speakeasy in Paris or a restaurant with unfamiliar cuisine or a venue with the most random décor. What are some of the strangest spots you’ve come across?
Celebrating the release of UK rock band Keane’s new album Strangeland (out May 8 on Cherrytree/Interscope Records), Gogobot is launching a special contest for all you fans!
Produced by Dan Grech (Radiohead, The Vaccines, Howling Bells) at Sea Fog – Keane songwriter/pianist Tim Rice-Oxley’s studio in South Downs, UK, Strangeland is the band’s fourth studio album, which features standout tracks “Silenced By The Night” and “Disconnected.” The guys made their first appearance at SXSW in Austin, which inspired their music video for “Silenced By The Night” and follows a young couple traveling from Los Angeles to the festival.
- Do you want Keane’s new album and a chance to win the band’s full catalog of music? Of course you do! And it’s very simple. Create a custom guide, name it “Strangeland,” review and upload photos of the three “strangest” places you’ve visited, and share it with your friends on twitter just like this:
- Check out Ash Eliot’s Strangeland @gogobot http://www.gogobot.com/ash-eliot-strangeland @KeaneOfficial #TravelToStrangeland
- Five users with the best guides (as determined by Gogobot’s expert guide-judging team) will receive Keane’s full music catalog, including the new album Strangeland. 10 runnerups will receive a copy of the Strangeland CD. On your mark, get set and GO!
- Contest ends at 11:59 pm on May 25th 2012
Keane is singer Tom Chaplin, drummer Richard Hughes, keyboardist Rice-Oxley and bassist Quin. Four years have elapsed since Keane’s last album Perfect Symmetry; two since Night Train, the EP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history. If Keane’s feverishly loyal fanbase wondered what the group’s next album would sound like, they weren’t the only ones. In the eight years following the release of 2004’s 9× platinum Brit award winning Hopes & Fears, every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by Under The Iron Sea to the iridescent poptimism of Perfect Symmetry.
Find out more about Keane and their upcoming US tour (kicks off June 12) here: http://www.keanemusic.com