July 26, 2007


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Pop rock, with a side of metal
Kinetic Theory works on their first album
By Erica Febre efebre@hippopress.com

Kinetic Theory, an alternative rock band from Plaistow, has been hard at work at Drumlin Downe on their first studio album.

Kinetic Theory is Shaun Flanagan on vocals and rhythm guitar, Chad Niles on lead guitar, Adam Bernard on bass and Marty Lewis on drums.

Kinetic Theory brings together a variety of musical influences, from pop to metal and rock.

“Not everyone is in it for the music or the instrumentals. Some people just listen to lyrics, some people want the drums, or some are in it for the bass lines,” Flanagan said. “If you were to split it and listen to them individually, it’s all very dramatic and there’s a piece of something for everyone.”

Kinetic Theory hopes to complete their album before the end of August. Working together for more than a year now, the members say that, for them, the music is about being able to give back and not what they might get in return.

“It’s all ‘one hand washes the other’-type deal. This project is not about trying to get famous or be a rock star. It’s just about making music our full-time job so that we can give back to all the people that helped get us there,” Flanagan said.

Kinetic Theory made their way to Drumlin Downe Studio by chance, but it was the family-like environment of the studio, according to Flanagan, that made them feel at home while working on the album.

“Brian [Sachs, owner and operator of Drumlin Downe] has a way of kind of merging that free-spirited home environment into a business environment as well and it works. It’s not sterile when you walk in, like some studios. It’s almost more like going to visit an older brother,” Flanagan said.

Kinetic Theory also met their producer at Drumline, Josh Mosser, a Berklee student working as a sound engineer at the studio.

Kinetic Theory will perform at Drumline’s Rock for Life benefit concert.

Kinetic Theory
For more information: Music samples and more details about Kinetic Theory are available at myspace.com/kinetictheory.