Kepler Ten – Falling Down [Directed by Crystal Spotlight]
WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT KEPLER TEN’s NEW ALBUM
“This could well be the best progressive rock album you hear in the whole of 2020”
– Distorted Sound – 9/10
“Sharp turns, scintillating guitar solos and gigantean vocals are awe-inspiring”
“A tremendous slab of polished progressive tinged songs” – At The Barrier
“They’re a band who can shift up for high-flying romps, and back down for more emotional contemplation” – Everything is Noise
“It is nice to know that there are still bands out there keeping this genre alive, and these guys have all the tools to carry out the job.” – The Prog Space
British Classic meets Prog Rock trio Kepler Ten have released their second album ‘A New Kind of Sideways’ via White Star Records today. Paying homage to 80’s era rock with added prog in the form of 10 and 20 minute songs, Kepler Ten have impressed yet again with their ability to write songs that resonate with an audience of all ages and create a diverse album with rock radio bangers and atmospheric thought-provoking numbers.
Distorted Sound says that “This could well be the best progressive rock album you hear in the whole of 2020”
You can stream A New Kind of Sideways on Spotify HERE
‘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]
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
“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?”
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.