The rise of the Kris Barras Band continues with the announcement of their brand new album ‘Light It Up,’ which is to be released on the 13th of September via Provogue.

About the new song 'What You Get' Kris says: "I’d say that this is probably the most typical KBB song on the album. It summarises the sound that I have become known for; foot-stomping, twangy riffs and a big, catchy chorus. We’ve been playing this song live for the past six months and it always goes down really well. People were hearing it for the first time and they’re all singing along by the time it reaches the last chorus. That’s when we knew it had to be a single”

The release follows a whirlwind 18 months since the release of ‘The Divine and Dirty’ in March 2018, where he sold 75 tickets for the London album launch at Thousand Island, and only 11 months later returned to play a sold-out show to 500 people at the main room of the Garage, London with an incredible ride to get there.

This journey saw the band go on tour in the UK with Beth Hart, Joanne Shaw Taylor, not to mention shows with GUN, King King, The Magpie Salute, Therapy?, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and a full European tour with Jonny Lang and Walter Trout. He even found time to join Supersonic Blues Machine as the new singer-guitarist with the legendary Billy F. Gibbons, joining for their debut European tour, playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and a host of sold out shows and festivals across the continent. Faraway from when Barras played the grassroots circuit with a mixture of originals in amongst covers to 20-30 people – from covering ZZ Top in pubs to playing with Billy F. Gibbons in the same band, in 2 years.

‘Light It Up’ sees him at his most expressive yet, forcing himself out of his comfort zone. “I kinda forced myself to write songs a different way. The biggest difference for this album was that I didn’t pigeonhole myself in any way, I didn’t feel like I had to conform. I just sat down and wrote songs I wanted to write, with a sound I wanted to produce, not thinking about genre whatsoever.”

Produced by Josiah J Manning at Momentum Studios in Plymouth, UK, it whips you into action from the opening heart of sleeve song ‘What You Get’ which cries, “You want the best of me, but can’t take the rest of me, well my mama packaged me whole, if you can’t take one little mistake, I think I’d rather be alone.”Right from the beginning it delivers no holds barred emotion and exposes itself as raw, resilient, fragile and protective. The high octane and euphoric ‘Broken Teeth’ is about not being afraid of getting your hands dirty and get a little bit hurt, keeping the pace with an infectious groove is the living on the edge, risk taking ode ‘Vegas Son’ whilst ‘Ignite (Light It Up)’ has already became an insatiable live favourite and ‘6am’ offers a beacon for hope.

1. What You Get
2. Broken Teeth
3. Vegas Son
4. Ignite (Light It Up)
5. 6AM
6. Rain
7. Counterfeit People
8. Let The River Run
9. Bullet
10. Wound Up
11. What A Way To Go
12. Not Fading
13. Pride Is Forever

Kris Barras Band release foot-stomping new video for 'What You Get'
New studio album 'Light It Up' will come out on September 13 via Provogue

EU tour:

  • 15-Sep-19 Nochtspeicher, Hamburg Germany
  • 16-Sep-19 Musik & Frieden, Berlin Germany
  • 18-Sep-19 Hydrozagadka, Warsaw Poland
  • 19-Sep-19 Klub Zaścianek, Kraków Poland
  • 20-Sep-19 Bratislava Múzeum, obchodu Slovakia
  • 23-Sep-19 Zehner ,München Germany
  • 24-Sep-19 Blue Shell, Cologne Germany
  • 25-Sep-19 Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund Germany
  • 26-Sep-19 Nachtleben, Frankfurt Germany
  • 27-Sep-19 Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer Netherlands
  • 28-Sep-19 Muziekcentrum De Bosuil, Weert Netherlands
  • 29-Sep-19 Melkweg Upstairs, Amsterdam Netherlands

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