Keane have spoken out about the Conservative use of their hit single “Everybody’s Changing” at launch of the party’s election manifesto.
Keane have spoken out about the Conservative use of their hit single “Everybody’s Changing” at launch of the party’s election manifesto. The rocky song was used as Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague – once leader of the party who lead it to a crushing defeat in 2001 – took to the stage in London. The party launched it’s election manifesto today following the publication of Labour’s manifesto tomorrow. The slogan for the Conservaties this election is “Vote for Change” as it hopes to secure election victory on May 6t.
However, the use of the song “Everybody’s Changing” has “horrified” the band Keane. Drummer for Keane, Richard Hughes, wrote on Twitter; “Told the Tories played Keane at their manifesto launch. Am horrified. To be clear – we were not asked. I will not vote for them.”. The band has stated its granted the Liberal Democrats exlclusive rights to the song. Keane are not the first within the entertainment industry to speak out against the Tories with other notable figures including David Tennant, Rupert Everett, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat.
It seems while the Tories may have won over some business leaders with their plans to scrap the rise in National Insurance they have yet to win over those within the entertainment industry who fear for the future under the Tories. Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat both spoke of the danger the BBC would face under a possible Tory regime.