The Kris Barras Band have taken their gloves off and are steamrolling into the end of the year with their anthemic brand new song, Dead Horses. The songs’ foundation-shaking roar is them at their towering best. They will also be joining Kentucky heavyweights Black Stone Cherry on their upcoming 16 date September tour, followed by their biggest headline tour to date in March 2022.
Dead Horses throws down the gauntlet, shows the band heavier than ever, and upped their stadium-filling sound to eleven. The song is taken from their forthcoming new studio album, produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow, Monster Truck), which will be released in 2022 by Mascot Records (Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Crobot).
With three albums under their belt to date, the bands’ whirlwind ride has been rapid. From 50 tickets in small Devon bars to 13,000 tickets on their upcoming headline tour, the band have risen-up the ranks to become one of British rocks leading lights. Their breakout album, Light It Up, broke into the UK Top 50 Album Charts, they’ve won best new band awards, had radio smash hits, multiple sold-out tours, performed live on daytime BBC Radio 2 twice, supported the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Therapy? and Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), not to mention show stopping festival performances and the army of fervent fans they are sweeping up along the way.
Talking about Dead Horses, Barras explains, “It’s about the acceptance of a relationship that’s just run its course.” The song is co-written with Johnny Andrews (Three Days Grace, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Fozzy). Talking about the collaboration Barras continues, “this was the first complete song that I had ever properly co-written, and it was an awesome experience working with a guy like Johnny, even if it was done over Zoom during lockdown!”
The video was shot in his home county of Devon and the vast expanse of the moors of Dartmoor. “We managed to get hold of a beautiful 69′ Chevy Camaro,” he says. “I actually jumped in on camera duties for a few scenes, including one hanging out of the back of a car flying through the moors to get some of the driving shots.”
Opening up about the upcoming album, Barras shares, “I really believe that this is a big step up from anything we’ve done before. Everything just fell into place perfectly. From working with top producer Dan Weller to having the time to really work on the songs and fine-tune things. I think the result is a much more hard-hitting album, both musically and lyrically.”
They are set for an incredible 12 months ahead; A sold-out UK tour with Kentucky’s favourite sons Black Stone Cherry, culminating with a show at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall, London, their biggest headline tour to date, followed by playing the iconic Wembley Arena in support of Thunder. Plus, the brand-new album. The sky is the limit.
“I can’t wait!” he says about the upcoming shows. “Everyone has missed live music so much, both the bands and the fans. I think it’s going to feel like one big party! The Black Stone Cherry guys are awesome too, looking forward to catching up with them and getting to watch them every night is an added bonus.”
Continuing he adds, “We’ve announced our headline tour for March 2022. It’s our biggest tour to date, and there’s some venues on there that I’ve always dreamed of headlining! Ticket sales have been amazing so far, so it looks like we’re going to have a good time! We’ll have plenty of new music out there by then too, so it’ll be great to play these new tunes live.”
Barras is also front man and guitarist for Supersonic Blues Machine, with Fabrizio Grossi on bass and Kenny Aronoff on drums. At times, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Steve Lukather (TOTO) and others join the core line-up for special appearances across the world.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information on their upcoming album soon.
THE KIM BARRAS BAND is:
Kris Barras (Vocals/Guitar)
Josiah J Manning (Guitar)
Kelpie MacKenzie (Bass)
Billy Hammett (Drums)
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