NEW SINGLE : KRIS BARRAS BAND get savage on new single




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, via Earache Records.

Today, KRIS BARRAS BAND share their latest single, the accessible earworm “Savages” and its official video.

Frontman Kris Barras elaborates, “Savages is definitely one of the more ‘out-there’ tracks on the album for us. We wanted to push the boundaries of what we have done previously, particularly production-wise and this track is a perfect example of that. Blending more electronic elements in with the usual KBB big riffs and sing along chorus, this track has become one of my favourites from the new album. 

It’s a song for the everyman about being looked down upon by a higher power, whether it be political, societal, or commercial. It is about taking that disdain, uniting against it and wearing it as a badge of honour.

I directed and edited the video myself, with my good friend and long-time collaborator Tommy Rowe on camera duties. After releasing a couple of solid performance-based videos, we really wanted to mix it up on this one by doing something more cinematic and with a narrative throughout. We were going for a ‘Stranger Things meets Quentin Tarantino’ vibe with the look and storyline… the alternate realm takes influence from the ‘Upside Down’ in Stranger Things. Actress Kiara Leigh absolutely nailed the role. It was an intense few days getting this one done, battling against lots of issues including a blown generator and severe weather conditions!”


Halo Effect Track List



With You


Fall To Fly

Waste Away




Fear Of Letting Go



Bonus Tracks

(Only available on Piano & Acoustic Edition)

Hourglass (Piano Version)

Landslide (Piano Version)

Secrets (Piano Version)

Unbreakable (Acoustic Version)

With You (Acoustic Version)


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!

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. Native sons of Devon, it’s no surprise that the band start off 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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