WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT KEPLER TEN
“An auspicious debut” -Prog Magazine
“A wonderful combination of feel good tracks and narrative highs” -Distorted Sound
“Purely and simply an astounding piece of work on every level” -Maximum Volume-The Rock Pit
British prog trio Kepler Ten have announced details of their forthcoming album ‘A New Kind of Sideways’, due for release on November 20th via White Star Records. You may pre-order the album now HERE.
The announcement serves as a comeback for the band, who released their highly acclaimed debut Delta-V in 2017.
‘A New Kind of Sideways’ is a semi-conceptual album that is humanitarian and philanthropic in its theme. Boasting the message that “as human beings we are all the same and have a duty of care and responsibility towards each other regardless of age, race, gender or sexuality.” Kepler Ten expresses their frustration that we all bleed the same colour, yet “we seem to spend most of our time finding ways to make life difficult for one another.“
By semi-conceptual, the band have said that although each track on the album stands alone as its own individual entity, the album is encompassed and held together in a cyclical manner by the first and last track.
“The second part of the three part closer – One and the Same – is an instrumental section that rewinds back through musical themes from the preceding songs, taking the message and feeling of universality back through the album to that moment of clarity right at the start.”
Left to right: Alistair Bell, James Durand, Steve Hales [Photo Credit – Andrew Merritt]
Alongside the album announcement, Kepler Ten have revealed the first single ‘Falling Down’ which premiered over at Prog Magazine.
Fusing together celestial synths with progressive rock tinged riffs, Kepler Ten maintain the spirit of 80’s progressive rock and bring their take into the 21st century
VIEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR FALLING DOWN HERE
Kepler Ten says this about the single
“It is about that moment when you completely lose it, not knowing which way is up. Inner turmoil, voices in your head are trying to make sense of everything. Panic, fear, confusion and guilt run unchecked through your mind. Are you who you want to be or have you spent your entire life trying to be who other people think you are, or should be?”
Pre-order ‘A New Kind of Sideways’ via White Star Records
ABOUT KEPLER TEN
Boasting a broad and diverse range of influences from the likes of Muse, Rush and Dream Theater to Queensryche, Van Halen and Queen, Kepler Ten scored remarkable success with their debut offering. Performing shows with the likes of Lonely Robot, Von Hertzen Brothers and HRH Prog VI and receiving a nomination in the 2017 UK Prog Awards saw the band quickly generate interest among the prog-loving public – mirrored with the several inclusions in journalist’s top 10 albums of the same year.
These Few Words
A New Kind of Sideways
One and the Same
Kepler Ten is
James Durand – Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Steve Hales – Drums, Piano, Backing Vocals
Alistair Bell – Guitars, Backing Vocals