Firekind, Devon UK based modern rock 3 piece, release their brooding, yet yearning single and video ‘If There’s Any Reason’ from ‘What I have Found Is Already Lost’ Deluxe Edition due October 30 in a self-release. Jas Morris (frontman and previous Guitarist Magazine Guitarist of the Year winner) says of the self made video shot in a rundown Los Angeles warehouse whilst recording the album: ‘Relationships can be so incredibly complex and often it is so hard to leave a relationship that may not be right for you…’
Fusing epic, soaring vocal and guitar melodies with driving, powerful drums and bass the band consists of brothers Jas (vocals, guitar – Seth Baccus Guitars Official Artist), Dan Morris (bass, keys) and Robin Shute (drums). Original drummer and close friend of the band, Dan Collings played on the album. 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.
Previously, the bonus track ‘It’s Not Over’ was deemed “most excellent” by Planet Rock. ‘Adrenalin’ a Classic Rock Magazine Track of The Week and A-Listed by Feedback Radio along with ‘Sound Of Rain’ for a number of weeks.
The Deluxe Edition closer of ‘Have I Been Living’, recorded and produced by Jas and Dan in their home studio during Covid-19 lock down, augments the themes of moving with grief in ‘Coming Out Alive’, being there for someone as a ‘Cry For Help’ and ‘No Stone Unturned’ 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) at his home studio – 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.