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KRIS BARRAS BAND Releases ‘Savages’ Ahead of UK Tour

Published / Thu 15 Feb 2024

KRIS BARRAS BAND Releases 'Savages' Ahead of UK Tour

Photo: KRIS BARRAS BAND Releases ‘Savages’ Ahead of UK Tour  /  Credit: Earache Records

The KRIS BARRAS BAND is set to release their new album ‘Halo Effect‘ on April 12, 2024, through Earache Records. The album marks a continuation of the band’s presence in the hard rock genre and includes their latest single, “Savages,” along with an official video (Watch Below).

Kris Barras On Savages

Frontman Kris Barras describes “Savages” as a track that explores new directions, both in production and musical style, by integrating electronic elements with the band’s established sound. The song addresses themes of societal and political challenges, a topic Barras feels strongly about. The accompanying video, directed by Barras himself, aims for a cinematic quality, drawing inspiration from sources like ‘Stranger Things’ and Quentin Tarantino films, and features actress Kiara Leigh.

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“Savages is definitely one of the more ‘out-there’ tracks on the album for us. We wanted to push the boundaries of what we have done previously, particularly production-wise and this track is a perfect example of that. Blending more electronic elements in with the usual KBB big riffs and sing-along chorus, this track has become one of my favorites from the new album. 

It’s a song for the everyman about being looked down upon by a higher power, whether it be political, societal, or commercial. It is about taking that disdain, uniting against it, and wearing it as a badge of honor.

I directed and edited the video myself, with my good friend and long-time collaborator Tommy Rowe on camera duties. After releasing a couple of solid performance-based videos, we really wanted to mix it up on this one by doing something more cinematic and with a narrative throughout. We were going for a ‘Stranger Things meets Quentin Tarantino’ vibe with the look and storyline… the alternate realm takes influence from the ‘Upside Down’ in Stranger Things. Actress Kiara Leigh nailed the role. It was an intense few days getting this one done, battling against lots of issues including a blown generator and severe weather conditions!”

‘Halo Effect’ is presented as a progression from their previous work, ‘Death Valley Paradise,’ and is said to feature robust riffs, dynamic choruses, and technical guitar solos. The album showcases a range of musical styles, as evident in the lead single “Unbreakable,” the energetic “Hourglass,” and a unique piano version of “Landslide” available on the indie store edition of the CD.

The album is available for pre-order in various formats including vinyl, CD, and digital platforms. The indie store edition, titled ‘Halo Effect – Piano & Acoustic Edition,’ offers additional acoustic and piano versions of some tracks and alternative artwork. This edition also provides access to exclusive in-store events featuring acoustic performances and meet-and-greets with band members Kris and Josiah.

Coinciding with the album release, the KRIS BARRAS BAND has announced a UK headline tour in April 2024, starting in Torquay at The Foundry with South Of Salem as main support.

The tour dates are as follows:

  • Sat 6th Apr – TORQUAY, The Foundry
  • Fri 12th Apr – SOUTHAMPTON, Engine Rooms
  • Sat 13th Apr – WOLVERHAMPTON, KK’S Steel Mill
  • Sun 14th Apr – MANCHESTER, Academy
  • Wed 17th Apr – GLASGOW, The Garage
  • Thu 18th Apr – NEWCASTLE, Boiler Shop
  • Fri 19th Apr – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
  • Sat 20th Apr – LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall

Tickets for the tour are available here.

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