Critically acclaimed UK progressive alt-rockers Kyros return with the expansive new single ‘Illusions Inside (Feat. Dominique Gilbert)’ (July 28th).
Having built a reputation for their innovative sound, high octane live shows and fiercely DIY approach, the band have been gradually building hype with a unique sound which brings together the melodic hooks of pop with the musical complexity and depth of progressive rock and metal, Kyros has carved out a unique niche and built a feverish fanbase.
The new single ‘Illusions Inside’ offers another taste of the band’s unique ‘Synth-Prog’ sound. Featuring guest vocals from DMNIQ alongside the band’s vocalist Shelby Logan Warne, the band once again showcase their unique blend of expansive synths, punching drums, distorted guitar lines and driving bass to create an 80s influenced, explosive prog rock soundscape.
Topped with the bright, urgent yet considered, soaring dual lead vocals, the track is given a central melodic hook as it moves restlessly through emotive lyricism and infectiously catchy vocal lines.
A striking, complex yet accessible offering, ‘Illusions Inside’ offers a sense of the band’s uncanny ability to craft intertwining complex, playful musical ideas and riffs, with moments of virtuoso instrumentation delivered with a sense of infectious energy.
Speaking on the track, Kyros explain: “‘Illusions Inside’ is about that inner voice that reflects on your past and influences your current decisions in an attempt to capture those more innocent days. The track explores themes of inner turmoil, lost innocence and longing for simpler times. The difference between an easy and carefree existence versus feeling emotionally drained and broken.
The song was all written off the back of several bass riffs which eventually became the backbone for the song. It resulted in a track that feels very ’same but different’ for us.
As the song developed, we organically saw the need to get in a featured vocalist for the first time. Initially, we only wanted her for the choruses, but Dominique killed it so much that her role became something much more integrated through the song. One of those happy collaboration moments, for sure.”
Having already received widespread acclaim from the likes of Prog Magazine and Prog Rock Journal, the band have toured across Europe (with Spock’s Beard), supported the likes of Marillion and IQ, performed at festivals all over Europe as well as playing a joint headline tour of the east coast of America. These include ROS Fest in North America, Prog Dreams and A British Prog Invasion in the Netherlands, 2 Days Prog + 1 in Italy, and Night of the Prog IX in Germany to name a few.
Now back with more material, Kyros look to further solidify their place as one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming Prog bands.
The new single ‘Illusions Inside’ is Out Now
Shelby Logan Warne – vocals, keys and production
Joey Frevola – guitar
Robin Johnson – drums
– Upcoming Live Dates:
Wokingham Festival – 28th August
Walled Garden Festival – 10th September
to be announced
The Musician – Leicester – 4th September
The Fiddlers Elbow – London – 6th September
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