KRIS BARRAS BAND reveal Secrets; UK tour in April

With less than a month to go ’til the release of their highly anticipated new album Halo Effect on April 12, 2024, KRIS BARRAS BAND reveal their latest single “Secrets” and its official video.

One of modern hard rock’s most exciting breakouts in recent years, the Devon-raised band offer up a solid slab of arena-sized grit with Halo Effect. “Secrets” concludes a string of advance singles showcasing the wide range of what’s in store for fans.

Frontman Kris Barras confides, “‘Secrets’ is about having to keep a secret for a loved one. You’re bound by keeping it but know that telling the truth will make things better. It’s about guilt eating you away and wanting it all to end. This was actually the first whole song that we wrote for the album. I remember that Josiah and I had been working on the music all day on the tour bus, then after the show that night, I ended up staying awake until 3am writing the lyrics. When the creative juices are flowing, you’ve just got to go with it!

We shot the video in a church in Essex with Shaun from Loki Films. I’ve been a fan of his work for a while, so it was great to get to work with him. The idea behind shooting in a church was to be confessing our sins, revealing the ‘secret’.”

Get the track here. Watch the official video here.

Amplifying the heavier sound from their last album Death Valley Paradise, Halo Effect delivers hard-hitting riffs, soaring choruses, and fuse-lighting technical solos. Fans got a first taste of Halo Effect last year with lead single, “Unbreakable” before the band came out swinging in 2024 with “Hourglass“. Clearly not a one trick pony, the group then flipped everyone’s expectations upside down, sharing “Landslide (Piano Version)” from the indie store edition of the CD, which is performed on piano! Most recently, the band pivoted again, sharing accessible earworm “Savages“.

Halo Effect is available to pre-order at, including colour vinyl (including a signed white & black splatter edition), signed CD, cassette, and on digital platforms.

The indie store only CD, Halo Effect – Piano & Acoustic Edition, includes alternative artwork alongside 5 bonus acoustic and piano versions of album tracks. Pre-ordering that edition also grants entry to one of the intimate in-store events where Kris and Josiah from the band will do a short acoustic set and meet fans for autographs and photos. For start times, and to pre-order this special edition and attend an in-store event, click here.

The in-store dates are as follows:

Fri 12th Apr – Vinilo, SOUTHAMPTON

Sat 13th Apr – HMV The Vault, BIRMINGHAM

Sun 14th Apr – Wax and Beans, BURY

Mon 15th Apr – The Jacaranda, LIVERPOOL

Tues 16th Apr – Assai, EDINBURGH

Wed 17th Apr – Assai, GLASGOW

Thu 18th Apr – Beyond Vinyl, NEWCASTLE

Sun 21st Apr – The Cavern, EXETER

Mon 22nd Apr – Banquet Records @ The Fighting Cocks, KINGSTON

Tue 23rd Apr – Rough Trade, NOTTINGHAM

Wed 24th Apr – Rough Trade East, LONDON

Thu 25th Apr – Truck Music, OXFORD *

Thu 25th Apr – Rough Trade, BRISTOL *

Fri 26th Apr – Derricks Music, SWANSEA *

Fri 26th Apr – HMV, CARDIFF *

* some dates will show more than one event due to timings

For the full, electric live experience, don’t miss their UK headline tour in April 2024, kicking off in just two weeks time at The Foundry in Barras’ hometown of Torquay.

Tickets are on sale here for the following dates:

Sat 6th Apr – TORQUAY The Foundry

Fri 12th Apr – SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Sat 13th Apr – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’S Steel Mill

Sun14th 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

KRIS BARRAS BAND also headline the historic Chepstow Castle on August 15, 2024, with support from Stone Broken, The Hot Damn!, and Dan Byrne. Get tickets here.

A former long-time Muay Thai and MMA pro-fighter, Kris Barras has his fans to thank for the conception of Halo Effect, which was written whilst riding the crest of the crowd response that the band experienced on their 2023 UK tour.

“‘Halo Effect’ still keeps the essence of what Kris Barras Band is: big riffs and even bigger choruses,” concludes Kris. “It’s just that, this time, we’ve turned everything up to 11 and beefed it up!”

KRIS BARRAS BAND comprises frontman Kris Barras, Josiah J. Manning on guitar, Billy Hammett on drums, and latest member Frazer Kerslake on bass.


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