Kris Barras Band announce more 2024 dates

Last week, Kris Barras Band announced their intention to try to help save independent venue The Booking Hall in Dover by booking a one-off show there this June to increase footfall and raise awareness of the plight facing the venue. The grassroots venue is at risk of permanent closure and now crowd-funding to buy their … Continue reading Kris Barras Band announce more 2024 dates

Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / South of Salem / The Nocturnal Affair – Glasgow Garage (17th April 2024)

A few days after releasing their new album Halo Effect (review here), Kris Barras and his band are out on the road with a welcome stop off in Glasgow. The last time I saw them was three years ago, supporting Black Stone Cherry at the Barrowlands - my first post-lockdown gig. Tonight they headline a smaller … Continue reading Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / South of Salem / The Nocturnal Affair – Glasgow Garage (17th April 2024)

Album Review: Kris Barras Band – Halo Effect

I just had one of those "I'm off to a gig on Wednesday, I wonder if the band have anything new out?" moments. And realised that Kris Barras and the lads' new album dropped... today. Oops. So in the spirit of a) making sure I know some new stuff for the gig, and b) ensuring … Continue reading Album Review: Kris Barras Band – Halo Effect

Kris Barras Band announce new album and first single, new album partner

One of modern hard rock's most exciting breakouts in recent years, Kris Barras Band are bringing all-new, arena-sized grit to 2024 with their new album Halo Effect, set for release on April 12, 2024. Newly signed to legendary independent label Earache Records, Kris Barras Band harness the twilight-lit melodies and stampeding force beloved by fans … Continue reading Kris Barras Band announce new album and first single, new album partner

Festival Review: Maid of Stone 2023 (Bracken)

The Maid of Stone Music Festival, held in the scenic Moat Park of Maidstone, proved to be an exhilarating event that delivered an unforgettable experience to rock music enthusiasts. Showcasing a diverse lineup of both established acts and rising stars representing various rock subgenres, the festival's program was nothing short of extraordinary. The festivities kicked … Continue reading Festival Review: Maid of Stone 2023 (Bracken)

Steelhouse 2023 Interview: Kris Barras

I talked to Kris Barras before the band headline Friday at Steelhouse 2023 to discuss how they approach a show like this, the similarities between  MMA fighting and performing, and the band's busy schedule. Header image by Paul Hutchings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiT84Jzu_Gw