Those who have visited Dublin will know that sipping Guinness by a fire in a nice old pub while it's chucking it down outside is one of life's great pleasures. It's also, as you can probably imagine, the perfect setting for eagerly hatching wild ideas and schemes. And so on one such blustery and cold night in September two friends, Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin decided (whilst in wildly animated conversation about music and probably also well on their way to needing a taxi home) that they would make a country album.

As with so many ideas that come about on a belly full of Jameson's, in the cold light of day it did not seem like such a good plan. Two English men trying to sing like Hank Williams was definitely a recipe for disaster. The whole thing was forgotten about in the time it took to recover from the headache that morning. But the headache was to return.

Members Of The Killers And Keane Record Album

As reported on, members from The Killers, Keane, Noah And The Whale and Mumford And Sons have recorded an album together.

The collaboration are set to release a record later in 2010 and will take the name Mt Desolation. The group features The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Noah And The Whale's fiddle player Tom Hobden, Mumford And Sons' banjo player Winston Marshall, Keane's keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley and live bassist Jesse Quin.

Integrantes do Keane e do The Killers formam nova banda, MT Desolation

Fãs do Keane e do The Killers têm uma nova opção de banda surgindo no cenário. Trata-se do MT Desolation, projeto musical que conta com o tecladista do Keane, Tim Rice-Oxley, e o baterista do Killers, Ronnie Vannucci.

O grupo possui ao todo 10 integrantes e o som deles é descrito pela própria banda como "country alternativo". Os vocais ficam por conta de Tim Rice-Oxley e de Jesse Quin (foto ao lado)

De acordo com o site NME, a banda fará shows em Londres a partir de julho.