‘HAVE I BEEN LIVING’
‘Gnarly contemporary sounds and arena-friendly oomph’
Classic Rock Magazine
‘The epic, epic title track from Firekind…just huge!’
Firekind release ‘Have I Been Living’ – an intimate live recorded performance of the haunting album bonus track by frontman Jas Morris. “You get caught up in the current of life without really thinking about what you are doing and whether or not you are living it in the best way you can.” Jas ponders, “It’s moments, like the first UK lockdown we had, where you can really step back and look at your life from a macro perspective and delve into your thoughts if you have been living, or just going through the motions.”
The Devon UK modern rock 3 piece released their album ‘What I Have Found Is Already Lost’ Deluxe Edition to rave reviews and gained the most viewed set of the ever growing and passionate Facebook group New Wave Of Classic Rock event Webfest 4. 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 (vocals, guitar and Seth Baccus Guitars Official Artist), Dan Morris (bass, keys) 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 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 Track of The Week, leaving a relationship behind in the brooding ‘If There’s Any Reason’ and the uplifting ‘Sound Of Rain’ A listed by Feedback Radio for 3 weeks 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.
So considered and superbly crafted’
‘If you’re not familiar with Firekind, you should get familiar’
‘One of the best-kept secrets in UK rock’
Rock N Load Magazine
‘WHAT I HAVE FOUND IS ALREADY LOST’
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