Modern rockers Firekind announce an exclusive headline show in their hometown of Newton Abbot, south Devon UK Saturday August 21. This is the only occasion the band will be playing in their local area for some time, as such it is not to be missed by their avid local fan base and new fans further afield. Don’t just take our word for it…the fast-risen and ever-popular Kris Barras (Kris Barras Band & Supersonic Blues Machine) states, “If you’re not familiar with Firekind, you should get familiar.”
Tickets available now.
The modern rock 3 piece released their album ‘What I Have Found Is Already Lost’ Deluxe Edition to rave reviews in 2020 and the ‘Live In Lockdown’ EP was rated 9/10 by Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine. Jas, a previous Guitarist Magazine Guitarist Of The Year winner, enthuses, “It’s going to be ace to play where we essentially cut our teeth growing up! We really hope people find something in our music for themselves, as much as it does for us. You can either sit around or keep pushing, we choose to keep pushing. After everything that all of us in every walk of life have been through, we’re back at live shows. Get ready.”
Fusing epic soaring vocal and guitar melodies with driving, powerful drums and bass, the band consists of brothers Jas (a Seth Baccus Guitars Official Artist), Dan Morris (bass) and Robin Shute (drums). With hard rock and prog roots spiced with an arena sound blent in, it’s hard to pigeon hole them which bodes to a myriad of rock tastes across modern genres.
The album was produced in West Hollywood, Los Angeles by the highly acclaimed and sought after Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Chris Cornell, PJ Harvey) – Jas enthuses “Alain is an amazing man and created such a cool vibe for us the whole time, along with our friends there. We used Dave Grohl’s personal amps, a hybrid of Guns N’ Roses and Jason Bonham’s drum kits! It was so inspiring and pushed us on to give even more than we believed we had already.”
The band have played several successful tours and festivals in the UK, French/Swiss Alps with profile acts, including Feeder, Reef, Wishbone Ash, Walter Trout and Michael Schenker. Previously in 2013, they won the Global Battle of The Bands final in Chiang Mai, Thailand having blazed their way through the UK and Europe heats.
Along the way there have been escapades partying with the Foo Fighters in London at the ‘Sound City’ film launch, trading muffins for beer with Tinie Tempah, introducing Sharleen Spiteri (Texas) to tequila & orange and teaching Eliza Doolittle how to “Blue Steel”.
Firekind are here to set alight speakers and torch stages including playing 10 shows as main support to Jack J Hutchinson on his biggest UK tour to date later this year.
‘Gnarly contemporary sounds and arena-friendly oomph’ – Classic Rock Magazine
“Marvellous. There is nothing else to say.” – Powerplay Magazine
‘Most Excellent’ – Planet Rock
‘One of the best-kept secrets in UK rock’ – Rock N Load Magazine
Photos courtesy of Rob Blackham, blackhamimages.com