‘LIVE IN LOCKDOWN’
CD – POSTER BUNDLE – DIGITAL
‘If you’re not familiar with Firekind, you should get familiar’
Kris Barras – Kris Barras Band & Supersonic Blues Machine
‘Gnarly contemporary sounds and arena-friendly oomph’
Classic Rock Magazine
South Devon UK modern rockers Firekind release their ‘Live In Lockdown’ EP. Available on CD, with a limited edition signed and numbered poster bundle and on all digital platforms.
Recorded live in a church, no overdubs in 1 take, originally for the ever growing and passionate Facebook group New Wave Of Classic Rock event Webfest 4, of which the band had the most viewed set of the weekend. Jas Morris (vocals, guitar) says of the recording, “It was so good to get together with the guys and play LOUD again! Albeit we didn’t have a crowd due to restrictions, but we certainly haven’t held back in our performance.” Jas goes on to state how this release warrants a ticket for any of their live shows; “A bit more open, there’s more personal risk. It’s what we do. Some things don’t change, but some do – we can’t wait to get back out on tour like so many later this year, nothing is being left behind, and we aren’t looking back.”
Produced and engineered by up-and-coming talent Rowan Deverson of Deversound (also Full Band Tour Tech), it captures the full emphatic energy and carved soundscape of the bands live show. Previously, Rowan remixed a Supersonic Blue Machine track, of which bassist & producer of the band, Fabrizio Grossi stated ‘This kid is gonna go far with his work, he totally gets it.” The set can also be viewed on the Firekind official YouTube: ‘Live In Lockdown’
The Devon UK modern rock 3 piece released their album ‘What I Have Found Is Already Lost’ Deluxe Edition to rave reviews across the board in October 2020. Jas, a previous Guitarist Magazine Guitarist Of The Year winner, states “We really hope people find something in this album for themselves, as much as it does for us. We’re really glad to add to it with the bonus tracks in the times we are all going through. You can either sit around or keep pushing, we choose to keep pushing.”
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.
This is a theme throughout augmented by the acoustic bonus tracks with Tommy Emmanuel-esque flourishes, which were recorded and produced by Jas and Dan in their home studio during the initial UK Covid-19 lock down. Moving with grief in ‘Coming Out Alive’, living life to the full in the booming opener ‘Adrenalin’ which was included in Classic Rock Magazine Tracks of The Week, leaving a relationship behind in the brooding ‘If There’s Any Reason’, the Planet Rock spun ‘It’s Not Over’ and the uplifting ‘Sound Of Rain’ all feature with a lingering overarching resonance.
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 Ocean Colour Scene. 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 for fun, to set alight speakers and torch stages including the return of live shows as main support to Jack J Hutchinson later this year…