Rock/Electro Rock – Los Angeles – Established 2015
Franklin Manor’s newly released EP “Time and Space” captures a new electro rock sound portraying the human condition, and it’s effects on social reality. Kevin Kelpin, highly innovative front man and founder of the project, delivers a cutting edge sound and provides vulnerable subject matter about the general western world view that prides itself on sparkly image, reputation, and money. The creative four piece backed by Nick Diiorio (Bass), Jeff Galland (Drums), and Eddie Lucero (Guitar) was formed in 2010, in Hollywood, CA and quickly began playing world famous stages (The Roxy, Whisky A Go Go, and House Of Blues) and gaining notoriety on Sunset Strip. After tedious work and refinement in the studio with two time Grammy award winning engineer/producer Sadaharu Yagi, there full length debut “Motive” was released in April 2015. The sound and style of the album is cultivated from a combined force of Kevin’s 90’s grunge rock influences, (Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots), and Sada’s 80’s dance influences (Talking Heads, Simple Minds and Depeche Mode), giving birth to a new sonically driven sound. In modernizing these roots, Franklin Manor is heavily influenced by the sound of Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay and The Naked and Famous.